A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to help raise money for former Iron Maiden vocalist Paul Di’Anno, who is in need of knee surgery. The following was said about that:
“Paul waited for the past 5-6 years to get this surgery done but now it looks the only way to get it done and quick is privately. Please donate as much as you can so we can make it happen for Paul. We know times are hard for everyone now but every little helps. If we all get together we can make this happen for him.”
During a recent interview with Classic Rock, Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell revealed that he underwent spinal surgery in September to have some “crushed discs” removed. According to him, the procedure was “daunting” and he even had to have his voice box removed at one point.
Farrell said the following [transcribed by NME]:
“[The surgery] was successful. I have crushed discs in my neck, mostly from partying and leaning back my head to rip out notes and surfing and dancing around… There’s a long list.
They had to remove my voice box and put it on a table. That was daunting.
They literally exposed my skeleton, took the discs out and put in artificial discs. So now I am a quarter inch taller and twice as attractive to my wife.”
He also went on to say that it was the “luck of the draw” that he has lived as long as he has:
“I guess it’s the luck of the draw. I’ve overdosed numerous times, been lost at sea… They just keep sending me back, I don’t question it.”
Whitesnake’s David Coverdale previously revealed that he was planning to have surgery for a bilateral inguinal hernia. Now, the frontman has officially undergone the operation. He tweeted the following about that:
Nickelback’s Daniel Adair recently underwent surgery for radial tunnel syndrome. The drummer says he has “healed fine” and is currently working on getting his chops back.
“I’ve been off the socials for a bit and thought I should give everybody an update.
Over the past several years I have been experiencing increased difficulty with control in my right hand on the drums. After seeing many teachers/specialists and physicians, one of them finally diagnosed the cause. Seems I had a pinched nerve in my forearm which caused some of my muscles not to activate, making my wrist twist in a mechanically inaccurate motion. It’s called Radial Tunnel Syndrome and he said it was pretty rare. Don’t know what the cause is, there was no pain or damage.
So luckily I got minor surgery right before the Covid outbreak happened. They just cut some muscle away and let the nerve breath again. I’ve healed fine and am basically learning how to use my right hand! It’s very exciting though, it’s amazing what one nerve can change. So, personally it’s a great time for me to be in isolation and get my chops together.
Hope everybody is well out there!”
Whitesnake have cancelled all of their upcoming U.S. and European dates, including their tour with Sammy Hagar and Night Ranger. This news comes as David Coverdale is preparing to undergo surgery for a bilateral inguinal hernia.
“Once again it breaks my heart to be the bearer of even more sad news affecting Whitesnake’s touring schedule for this increasingly challenging year, 2020.
All tours, Europe, UK & US, are being cancelled owing to health issues, related specifically to a bilateral inguinal hernia requiring me to have surgery.
At this time, I can only offer You & my amazing musicians in Whitesnake & our crew my love & my sincere apologies & also my regrets to my friends in Foreigner, Europe & Sammy Hagar for this unforeseen personal health issue, which I will have addressed at the first possible opportunity. Until then, I send my love to you & yours & hopefully we will meet again along the road.”
Stone Temple Pilots have revealed that vocalist Jeff Gutt will be undergoing surgery for a “severely herniated disc.” As a result, the band’s upcoming acoustic tour has been cancelled.
The group commented:
“We are sorry to announce that we must cancel the upcoming Perdida acoustic tour. Our brother Jeff has a severely herniated disc and doctors have advised immediate surgery which will require weeks of recovery time and physical therapy.
Thankfully Jeff is expected to make a full recovery and we will continue with our Australian tour with Live and Bush in April, the summer tour with Nickelback, and we hope to reschedule the Perdida tour later this year.
Everyone who purchased tickets for the Perdida tour will get full refunds for their tickets at point of purchase.
Thank you all for your understanding. We love you all and hope to see you on the road again soon.”
As previously reported, Stone Temple Pilots’ new album “Perdida” will be released on February 7.
Poison’s Bret Michaels has revealed that he will be undergoing two medical procedures. One will be performed to fix a torn rotator cuff, while the other will be performed to remove a patch of skin cancer.
The frontman commented:
“After a very recent kickoff to the new year, physical & MRI it has been brought to my attention that I have torn my right shoulder rotator cuff which would answer the question why it looks like a lump or bone was sticking out of my right shoulder.
A little more complex I will also have to undergo a procedure to remove skin cancer that was detected after a recent biopsy. I’m in the hands of incredible specialists who are both positive for great outcomes.
It may slow me down a bit at the beginning of the year, but if God willing I promise this year will be awesome. Just a few less solo shows & special events until I get this all squared up. As always continuing great diabetic maintenance to keep on rocking in 2020!”
Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy) recently underwent a “small procedure” at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in West Hollywood, CA. He shared the below Instagram post regarding that:
Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Jason Hook is currently recovering after undergoing emergency gallbladder surgery. As a result, the band’s December 14-15 shows in Omaha, NE and Des Moines, IA have been postponed. This news comes after the group previously postponed yesterday’s (December 12) show in Duluth, MN.
Five Finger Death Punch issued the following statement:
“Last night, Jason Hook was taken to the emergency room where it was determined his gallbladder needed to be removed. Jason underwent surgery successfully but will have to remain in the hospital until his doctors determine he is fit to be discharged and travel home.
Jason‘s healing is our #1 priority. As a result, the last three shows of this current tour will be postponed, however, we are working on coming back to play Duluth, Omaha and Des Moines very soon. Once we have an update on new dates to return, we will post the information on our website and social media channels. Please hold on to your tickets in the meantime. Jason very much appreciates all the well wishes and, rest assured, we will see you back out on the road very soon!”
UPDATE: Hook has since issued his own statement:
“Well that sucked! 😂 Gallbladder went #kaput … sorry Duluth MN, some things you just can’t control… We’ll be back to kick some ass, and make up the other dates as soon as we can! I very much appreciate all the kind notes of caring and support 🙏🏻 one thing I know for sure is we have the greatest fan base of all time! Long live the #knuckleheads 👊🏻 ~ Hook #fivefingerdeathpunch @5fdp”
Queen’s Brian May has revealed that he is currently recovering after undergoing leg surgery on December 2. You can see what the guitarist had to say about that in the below Instagram posts: