Iron Maiden To Cover Remaining Medical Costs For Former Singer Paul Di’Anno

As previously reported, Paul Di’Anno (ex-Iron Maiden) has been undergoing physiotherapy and lymphatic drainage treatments in Zagreb, Croatia ahead of several knee operations he will be undergoing in July. Now, Kastro Pergjoni, the operations director of Cart & Horses pub in Stratford, London, England, has revealed that Iron Maiden will be covering the remaining medical costs for the singer.

Pergjomi issued the following statement:

“Announcement on Paul Di’Anno’s fundraising!

I am very excited to announce that the Iron Maiden team have kindly agreed to cover the remaining cost of Paul Di’Annio’s operation. Not only are Iron Maiden the best band on this planet, they are kind-hearted and supported by an amazing team. As a result of this fantastic news, I will be closing the fundraising on the 21st June 2022.

I would like to express my huge thanks to everyone that has donated, you all made a difference and made this happen for Paul.

There are so many individuals and bands who have worked with me behind the scenes on this tremendous journey. I’m so grateful and thankful to you all, I’d love to name every single one of you but it would be a never-ending list as there are SO many of you, you guys are incredible!

I would not have made it this far without our designer Robert Stivicic, from the start to the end of this fundraiser, we have achieved some stunning merchandise – I’m sorry for being too picky sometimes (ok, all the time) but we got there in the end!

WARHORSE bundles signed by Paul are still available, if you like to still help please order them before they all go.

Also without Stjepan and Violeta Juras this would not have been possible, as they took so much of their time to help, organise and support Paul in Croatia, especially with his daily needs.

I’d like to thank Paul for placing so much trust in me even though we’ve had our differences (sorry Paul, all my decisions were based in the best interest for your health).

The one thing I have learned from this experience is that the Maiden Family is truly special and I pride myself in being a part of this.

I can’t thank you all enough.🙏

Let’s all wish Paul all the best on his upcoming operations.
Paul – see you in Croatia!🤜🤛

Kind regards,

Kastro
Cart & Horses”

[via Blabbermouth]

Paul Di’Anno (Ex-Iron Maiden) To Undergo Long-Awaited Surgery Next Month

As previously reported, Paul Di’Anno (ex-Iron Maiden) has been undergoing physiotherapy and lymphatic drainage treatments in Zagreb, Croatia ahead of an upcoming knee operation. Now, it has been revealed that the long-awaited surgery has finally been scheduled for next month.

Di’Anno’s caretaker Stjepan Juras commented:

“Dear fans

After a long and intensive recovery of Paul Di’Anno in Croatia, and a series of treatments he underwent, the moment of great announcement has finally come. You already knew that Paul was facing three major operations, but now we finally know the dates. Paul Di’Anno will be admitted to the hospital on July 5, 2022, and all three surgeries will be performed on him for two consecutive days, after which the hospital recovery will take about two to three weeks. Hospital recovery and intensive care are followed by the second part of recovery, which is rehabilitation and re-learning of walking, which will be significantly improved in the first days of October, and by the end of 2022 Paul should be able to walk fully.

The first operation, or installation of the so-called umbrella in the vein cava will make a team of specialists and vascular surgeons and thus will prevent the movement of a large thrombus (blood-clot) in the abdomen and potential stroke or embolism. Operations of removing cement (spacer between bones) and installing so-called tumor prostheses or custom made bone and knee will be performed by an expert from the ‘Heatlh Center of Excellence’; prof.dr.sc. Robert Kolundžić, orthopedic specialist, subspec traumatologist of the locomotor system. The operation will be performed at the Clinic for Traumatology of the KBC Sestre milosrdnice or (possibly) at the KBC Dubrava.

Paul is very motivated and can’t wait for the big and currently most important change in his life to happen. The doctor who will operate on him is one of the authorities not only in Croatia, but also in Europe, when we talk about surgery of this kind, and the operation that Paul will undergo is the most complicated and difficult of all orthopaedic surgeries.

Although Paul will be cared for by a number of experts and the operations will be performed perfectly, Paul’s biggest ‘opponent’ in everything is his own body or his circulation. Namely, the circulation in his leg is not at an enviable level and with all the efforts that have been made so far, it cannot be much better, but they will try hard. This is the biggest danger that threatens Paul and he is aware of it. An almost identical thing happened to him before, when his body rejected the endoprosthesis, but in this case it is much worse. If poor circulation suspends wound healing from surgery and if custom-made bone rejection occurs, this will be the end of treatment labeled Plan A. Plan B would then be a leg amputation, but that doesn’t mean Paul wouldn’t walk. Moreover, the recovery would be shorter, and Paul’s movement better and more reliable. The only difference is that he would not have his own leg.

Paul is aware of all the consequences and is ready for anything. He told us that he had thought about that option seven years earlier, but due to a double infection with MRSA, it was impossible to perform. Paul is ready for option A and option B, but we all hope that after the barochamber and additional lymphatic drainage at the Ribnjak Polyclinic, the circulation will be better and that Paul’s leg will last and heal and that he will walk this year.

Paul has important days of psychological preparations for the operation ahead of him and now he needs the understanding of all the fans and only peace. In a few days my colleague and friend Kastro Pergjoni will also announce great and fantastic news to you. Please follow Cart & Horses FB site. We will inform you in detail about each course of operations in a timely manner. Everyone who has the opportunity please help us on this journey and buy the popular ‘The Beast is Back! – special bundle with ‘Warhorse’ DVD single + Paul Di’Anno special event t-shirt. You can order the bundle at: www.maidencroatia.com/warhorse

Thank you all
Up the Irons
Stjepan Juras”

[via Blabbermouth]

Ozzy Osbourne: “I Am Now Home From The Hospital Recuperating Comfortably”

On June 13, Ozzy Osbourne underwent a major surgery that was reportedly related to a 2019 fall in which he dislodged some metal rods that were implanted in him following a 2003 ATV accident. Fortunately, the frontman has already been discharged from the hospital. He said the following:

“I am now home from the hospital recuperating comfortably. I am definitely feeling the love and support from all my fans and send everyone a big thank you for their thoughts, prayers and well wishes during my recovery.”

This news comes after Ozzy’s wife and manager, Sharon Osbourne, recently said he was “doing well.”

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Ozzy Osbourne “Doing Well” Following Major Surgery

On June 13, Ozzy Osbourne underwent a major surgery that was reportedly related to a 2019 fall in which he dislodged some metal rods that were implanted in him following a 2003 ATV accident. Fortunately, his wife and manager, Sharon Osbourne has since confirmed that he is “doing well.” She said the following:

“Our family would like to express so much gratitude for the overwhelming amount of love and support leading up to Ozzy’s surgery! Ozzy is doing well and on the road to recovery! Your love means the world to him.”

Sharon Osbourne On Ozzy Osbourne’s Upcoming Operation: “It’s Really Going To Determine The Rest Of His Life”

During a recent episode of the UK edition of “The Talk,” Sharon Osbourne revealed that her husband, Ozzy Osbourne, will be undergoing a “very major operation” on June 13. She went on to say that she is planning to return to Los Angeles, CA to be by his side:

“I have to be there and it’s really going to determine the rest of his life. My son is also going to have a daughter in about three weeks, and also it’s our 40th wedding anniversary [on] July 1.”

She continued when asked how her and Ozzy will celebrate their anniversary:

“I don’t know yet. [It] depends on everything with Ozzy.”

[via Blabbermouth]

The Lucid’s Drew Fortier Undergoes Surgery For Testicular Cancer

The Lucid’s Drew Fortier recently underwent surgery after being diagnosed with testicular cancer. The guitarist said the following about that:

“I’m alive! The facts: I had cancer in my right testicle and had said testicle removed today. Waiting to hear back from pathology on if it spread but so far so good! The tumor got the size of a tennis ball. It was crazy. Funnily, I woke up from the anesthesia talking about Bang Tango 😆. Also we have a new E.P. from The Lucid coming out very very soon called Saddle Up and Ride. Also moral of the story: check your balls fellas!! Also thank you to everyone who reached out and sent me well wishes!! All of you are incredibly wonderful!!! ❤️😊.”

Ozzy Osbourne Says He Is Waiting For Another Neck Surgery

During a recent interview with Classic Rock, Ozzy Osbourne offered an update on his health. The frontman says he is currently “waiting on some more surgery” on his neck.

Osbourne said the following:

“I can’t walk properly these days. I have physical therapy every morning. I am somewhat better, but nowhere near as much as I want to be to go back on the road.”

He continued when asked if he ever thinks about his mortality:

“At fucking 73, I’ve done pretty well. I don’t plan on going anywhere, but my time’s going to come.”

He also added the following when asked what he wants to achieve in his 70s:

“A Number One Ozzy album. I’m coming back to England this year, too. I’ve had enough of living out here [America] now. My intention was never to stay out here.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Sum 41’s Dave “Brownsound” Baksh Says He Is Cancer Free Following Recent Surgery

Sum 41’s Dave “Brownsound” Baksh has revealed that he recently underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. Fortunately, the guitarist says he is now cancer free.

Baksh said the following:

“This one is a #thankyou letter to all of you. There was a time when I wasn’t sure if I could take part in our @sum41 @simpleplan @setitoff leg of #blamecanada Tour. Around March I found a lump and had it checked out, within two weeks I went through surgery in order to get rid of a tumour that ended up being #cancer Dont be concerned, my brush with this serious disease was very short lived thanks to the help of great doctors, a friend that helped me get a bone scan within weeks of my surgery, my family (extended included), the amazing people in #LDK (up the Kzinti!) and last but not least the emotional, physical and celery juice support that @krennykren and my wonderfully amazing gifted, did I mention wonderful kids gave me. Something incredible that this disease taught me is how many amazing and supportive people I have in my life. I’m beyond thankful for you and I’m forever in your debt. So as of now I’m cancer free and ready to enjoy tour life again with a fresh perspective on everything. If you have the time please pledge your support or join @krennykren and I at this year’s @relayforlife on Saturday #June11 We are attending in support of my mother who is beating cancer at this very moment and anyone else who’s life cancer has touched. The @cancersociety link for donations is [HERE].”

Ozzy Osbourne Has “One More Operation Left To Do”

During an appearance on Piers Morgan’s “Uncensored,” Sharon Osbourne offered a health update on her husband Ozzy Osbourne. According to her, the frontman has “one more operation left to do.”

Sharon said the following about Ozzy:

“He’s doing okay. He’s got one more operation left to do and then he’s dying to come back home.”

In related news, Daily Mail are also reporting that Ozzy has applied for permission to build a “rehabilitation” wing at his house in Buckinghamshire, England amid his battle with Parkinson’s disease. It will include “an abundance of stopping and sitting” spaces, “discreet grab rails and aids,” “soft non-slip surfaces” and a self-contained nurse’s flat. It is also expected to have a “pool house orangery,” a “garden room” and a “health and welfare exercise studio.”

Further information was shared in plans that were designed by architect Lynne Walker:

“It is the ambition that the design creates a transition of flowing inside outside garden spaces, largely lit by natural light with folding doors opening up views.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Sepultura’s Eloy Casagrande Undergoes Surgery For Kidney Infection

Sepultura’s Eloy Casagrande recently underwent emergency surgery for a kidney infection. This news comes shortly after the drummer underwent surgery for a broken leg.

Casagrande commented:

“Yesterday I was in a physical therapy session and I had a sudden pain in my abdomen. I had to rush to the hospital. I was diagnosed with a kidney infection (pyelonephritis) due to a stone that blocked the Ureter (the tube that carries urine from the kidney to the bladder). I had to go into an emergency surgery to have a ‘double J’ inserted between the bladder and kidney to unclog the canal. The calculus is still there, but it is necessary to deflate the kidney first and then resolve the stone issue.

More than a special thanks to @zecabaldocchifisio who took me to the hospital while I was screaming in pain. Thanks to my wife @garciaariane_ who is with me every second, love you Peca. Thank you doctor @dr.gustavo_urologia who promptly volunteered to do the surgery. I greatly appreciate the assistance of @dr.marcosviniciuscredidio and @draerikasimplicio

I’m already at home to continue with the physiotherapy for my leg. I’m fighting to be back as soon as possible. I ask for your support.”