Robin McAuley (Michael Schenker Fest) Comments On Being Diagnosed With Sepsis

As previously reported, Robin McAuley was unable to perform with Michael Schenker Fest on the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise after being diagnosed with sepsis. Now, the singer has commented on the illness, saying he is “alive and getting stronger by the day.”

McAuley said the following:

“Happy Monday everyone

It’s me, I’m alive and getting stronger by the day! It’s been a Hellish week for me and my Wife Gina and the Boys, that took me completely by surprise.

Some sneaky bastard calling himself Ecoli Sepsis, snook up behind me and sucker punched me. Almost took me out but not quite.

Thanks to my Amazing Wife Gina and her 24/7 hands on love and care for me and the support of my Sons Jamie and Casey. The incredible quick work of our ER and Hospital staff, I’m forever grateful of how you carried me through one of the worst and scariest experiences I have ever known.

A very Special Thank You to all who reached out inquiring about my well being. I apologize to my family and friends that they found out about this through social media firstly. Gina did her best to handle all the calls she could, including my own phone blowing up needing answers?

I’m moved and in awe of the “Love and Concern” I have been shown from so many of you this past week.
Thank You forever!!!

My Apologies to Michael Schenker for not showing up for work aboard 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise. I was packed and ready to sail until the “Big Disaster” struck!!

To my fellow band mates … I’m so sorry!!!!

Looking forward to Japan in March, followed by UK shows in April, plus more shows in the rest of Europe.

Go to Michael Schenker’s website for full details on tour schedule.

Saturday January 11th saw the official opening night of Raiding the Rock Vault @ Rio/172. It was my plan to be there on opening night and I apologize once again for not showing up for work.

Sir Harry Cowell is now 6 years, going into #7 with this spectacular Classic Rock show. Almost 1,500 shows and off to a great start on opening night. The power and caliber of the Rock Vault cast is 2nd to none and is an absolute must see.

Saturday through Wednesday @ Rio/172.

Finally on this BLACK SWAN Monday, another (the 2nd) new Single from the upcoming “ SHAKE THE WORLD” Album!

Download BIG DISASTER!! Like it! Play it LOUD!! and remember no disaster is ever big enough for any of us to overcome!!

Never was a song title more apt and timely than “Big Disaster”!!!

It’s been quite the big disaster week for me, but Im still here for the clean up!

It’s a new day, I’m Blessed and I’ll be back real soon.

“SHAKE THE WORLD” full Album release scheduled for February 14th.

Have a great and healthy “BLACK SWAN” Monday!

I LOVE YOU all
Robin”

Robin McAuley (Michael Schenker Fest) Diagnosed With Sepsis

Robin McAuley (Michael Schenker Fest) had been diagnosed with sepsis. As a result, he was unable to make the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise.

70000 Tons Of Metal organizers commented:

“Sailors, may we have your attention please.

Due to unfortunate circumstances we regretfully have to tell you that Michael Schenker FEST’s singer Robin McAuley will not be performing on board #RoundX of 70000tons OF METAL due to a medical emergency. We sincerely apologize that we must communicate this to you Sailors now while we are sailing in the beautiful Caribbean on our way to Cozumel.

Robin was on the way to the airport ready to join us when he fell ill. He was rushed to the hospital and was diagnosed with sepsis. We were hoping to have him join us on board while we docked in Cozumel and we made great efforts to try to bring this to reality.

The Medical Professionals who diagnosed him with this ordered that he must remain in the hospital so that he can recover to full health.

Robin was very excited to perform on board Round X and expresses his utmost disappointment that he is not able to partake in the festival to perform two hard-hitting concerts for you, but wishes all of us on board a happy and safe sailing.

MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST will still be performing twice on board with Gary Barden and Doogie White on vocals as well as a World Class compliment of supporting musicians.

Get well soon, Robin, from everybody on the cruise!

MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST Schedule;

Day 2 (Wednesday Jan 8th) @ the Royal Theatre stage; 23:15-00:30

Day 3 (Thursday Jan 9th) Pool Deck 22:15-23:30”

[via Blabbermouth]

Once Human, Possessed, Etc. Added To 2020 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise

More bands have been added to the 2020 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise. The cruise, which is set to take place on January 7-11, will sail from Florida to Cozumel, Mexico and back and it will now feature the following: Aborted, Aeternam, Aether Realm, The Agonist, Archon Angel, At The Gates, Atheist, Axxis, Bloodbound, Brujeria, Candlemass, Carach Angren, Cattle Decapitation, Cruachan, Dark Matter, Edenbridge, Einherjer, Emperor, Epica, Ereb Altor, Exodus, Finntroll, FirstBourne, Flotsam And Jetsam, Ghost Ship Octavius, Grave Digger, Haggard, Havok, Ihsahn, Incantation, Kampfar, Kissin’ Dynamite, Leaves’ Eyes, Michael Schenker Fest, Moonsorrow, No Raza, Novembers Doom, Omnium Gatherum, Once Human, Origin, Orphaned Land, Possessed, Ross The Boss, Seven Witches, Soen, Sortilège, Spoil Engine, Stam1na, Striker, Suffocation, The Faceless, Devin Townsend, Toxik, Trollfest, Venom, Vio-lence, Whiplash, Wilderun, Wintersun, Without Waves, and Zero Theorem.

Vio-lence, Brujeria, Etc. Added To 2020 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise

More bands have been added to the 2020 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise. The cruise, which is set to take place on January 7-11, will sail from Florida to Cozumel, Mexico and back and it will now feature the following: Aborted, Aeternam, Aether Realm, Archon Angel, At The Gates, Atheist, Axxis, Bloodbound, Brujeria, Candlemass, Carach Angren, Cattle Decapitation, Cruachan, Devin Townsend, Edenbridge, Einherjer, Emperor, Epica, Exodus, Finntroll, Flotsam And Jetsam, Ghost Ship Octavius, Grave Digger, Haggard, Havok, Ihsahn, Incantation, Kampfar, Kissin’ Dynamite, Leaves Eyes, Michael Schenker Fest, Moonsorrow, Novembers Doom, Omnium Gatherum, Origin, Orphaned Land, Ross The Boss, Seven Witches, Soen, Sortilège, Stam1na, Suffocation, The Agonist, The Faceless, Toxik, Trollfest, Venom, Vio-lence, Whiplash, and Wintersun.

Exodus, The Faceless, Etc. Added To 2020 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise

More bands have been added to the 2020 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise. The cruise, which is set to take place on January 7-11, will sail from Florida to Cozumel, Mexico and back and it will now feature the following: Aborted, Aether Realm, Archon Angel, At The Gates, Atheist, Axxis, Bloodbound, Candlemass, Carach Angren, Cattle Decapitation, Cruachan, Devin Townsend, Edenbridge, Einherjer, Emperor, Epica, Exodus, Finntroll, Flotsam And Jetsam, Ghost Ship Octavius, Grave Digger, Haggard, Havok, Ihsahn, Incantation, Kampfar, Kissin’ Dynamite, Leaves Eyes, Michael Schenker Fest, Moonsorrow, Novembers Doom, Omnium Gatherum, Origin, Orphaned Land, Seven Witches, Soen, Sortilège, Stam1na, Suffocation, The Agonist, The Faceless, Trollfest, Venom, Whiplash, and Wintersun.

Atheist, Carach Angren, Cattle Decapitation, Etc. Added To 2020 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise

More bands have been added to the 2020 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise. The cruise, which is set to take place on January 7-11, will sail from Florida to Cozumel, Mexico and back and it will now feature the following: Aborted, Aether Realm, The Agonist, Archon Angel, At The Gates, Atheist, Axxis, Bloodbound, Candlemass, Carach Angren, Cattle Decapitation, Cruachan, Devin Townsend, Einherjer, Emperor, Epica, Finntroll, Flotsam And Jetsam, Grave Digger, Haggard, Ihsahn, Kampfar, Kissin’ Dynamite, Leaves’ Eyes, Michael Schenker Fest, Moonsorrow, Omnium Gatherum, Origin, Orphaned Land, Soen, Sortilège, Stam1na, Suffocation, Trollfest, Venom, and Wintersun.

Suffocation, Ihsahn, The Agonist, Etc. Added To 2020 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise

More bands have been added to the 2020 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise. The cruise, which is set to take place on January 7-11, will sail from Florida to Cozumel, Mexico and back and it will now feature the following: Aborted, Aether Realm, The Agonist, Archon Angel, At The Gates, Axxis, Bloodbound, Candlemass, Cruachan, Devin Townsend, Einherjer, Emperor, Epica, Finntroll, Flotsam And Jetsam, Grave Digger, Haggard, Ihsahn, Kampfar, Kissin’ Dynamite, Leaves’ Eyes, Michael Schenker Fest, Moonsorrow, Omnium Gatherum, Origin, Soen, Sortilège, Stam1na, Suffocation, Trollfest, Venom, and Wintersun.