Nita Strauss To Undergo Surgery For Torn Meniscus

Nita Strauss has offered an update on her torn meniscus. The guitarist says she will be undergoing surgery for the injury towards the end of the year.

Strauss said the following:

“I have a little knee update, for those who’ve been wondering. I did have my pre-op last week, and, unfortunately, it didn’t go exactly as I hoped it would.

According to my doctor, eight months of performing on a torn meniscus did not do my any favors. The injury has not improved; unfortunately, it’s gotten worse.

So surgery has had to be pushed to the end of the year — after Christmas, after the last Rams game — and then it’ll be a full month before I can do anything at all again. So no shows, no performing, no nothing.

I’m super disappointed at that; I was hoping to already be on the mend by now. But it is what it is.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Nightwish’s Floor Jansen Says She Is Now “Cancer Free”

Nightwish singer Floor Jansen has shared a new health update after recently undergoing surgery amid her battle with breast cancer. According to her, she is now “cancer free.” Jansen said the following:

“Great news! I am cancer free 🤩 The surgery took everything cancerous out and it hasn’t spread! I’ll get local radiation therapy in February to make sure everything stays out. I’m getting my energy back after the surgery and feel a huge relief to know it was successful! I’m not back to a 100% but I have no doubt the shows will give me the power push I need to rock with all of you on the upcoming European tour 🤘🏻Thank you for your amazing support and well wishes 🙏🏻🙏🏻”

Nightwish’s Floor Jansen Shares New Health Update Following Breast Cancer Surgery

Nightwish singer Floor Jansen recently underwent an operation to remove a tumor amid her battle with breast cancer. According to her, the “surgery went well.”

Jansen issued the following statement:

“The tumor removal surgery went well without any surprises. I’m recovering well and should be up and about soon. It will take a few weeks to know what the findings are regarding the tumor and lymph node that will be tested.

I’ll keep you posted.

I want to use this opportunity to thank the medical staff that took care of me. All done with so much care, empathy, and professionalism! I felt completely safe in your capable hands! You all are troopers, and not just in the hospital I went to, but worldwide. Thank you for all you do!!!

Note: This photo is 2 years old. My hair doesn’t grow that fast. 😉”

New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert Shares New Update After Undergoing Surgery For Spinal Tumor: “The Cancer In My Spine Is Gone”

New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert has shared a new health update after recently undergoing surgery to remove a tumor from his spine. The guitarist says the operation was a success and that “the cancer in [his] spine is gone.”

Gilbert said the following:

“ANOTHER unexpected turn of events. I was supposed to start radiation on Monday for the small amount of Pheochromocytoma left in my T-12 Vertebrae! A few days before that I started having the worst hip pain! Excruciating. So bad I couldn’t sit longer than 10 minutes or sleep longer than 2 hours at a time because of the pain. I was standing up all night for several days. Awful. Was having to watch TV standing up. So on Tuesday I went to the hospital for an MRI of my hip!

Good news: my hip was fine. Bad news: the tumor in my spine started growing again in the wrong direction and got aggressive very quickly. So by noon yesterday I was in surgery again! It lasted 6 hours this time and they removed the rest of my T-12 vertebrae! I now have a fake vertebrae!

Good news is we cut out the entire tumor now! That whole bastard got the boot! So the cancer in my spine is gone! We will still hit it with light radiation just to be thorough for any microscopic invisible ones. But this battle has been won. No more tumor. And I continue to turn into Robochad. #pheochromocytoma @pheopara”

Former Iron Maiden Singer Paul Di’Anno Undergoes Long-Awaited Knee Surgery

Paul Di’Anno (ex-Iron Maiden) has officially undergone his long-awaited knee surgery. This news comes after the singer was previously undergoing physiotherapy and lymphatic drainage treatments in Zagreb, Croatia. Stjepan Juras, a fan and author who has been caring for Di’Anno, issued the following statement:

“In short… the operation is over, the doctor is satisfied, he solved the problem. Paul’s skin is now being stitched up and he will be woken up soon. If the wound heals well, the operation can be considered a success.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Pantera, Scorpions, Slipknot, Judas Priest, KISS, Etc. Set For 2022 Hell & Heaven Metal Fest

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Hell & Heaven Metal Fest. The event will take place at Foro Pegaso in Toluca, Mexico on December 2-4 and it will feature the following daily lineups:

December 2: Scorpions, Pantera, Meshuggah, Arch Enemy, Epica, Cradle Of Filth, Venom, Possessed, Marduk, Vended, Nagflar, Taake, Mortuary, Deadly Apples, Cemican, Obesity, Killbane, El Chivo, Mexxica Kill Us, Minipony, Strike Master, Lineage, Shattered Vessels, and Deborah.

December 3: Slipknot, Judas Priest, Bad Religion, Behemoth, Trivium, Kittie, Heaven Shall Burn, Pain, Unleashed, Benediction, Demolition Hammer, Cryptic Slaughter, Kampfar, Nifelheim, Revocation, Destroyer 666, Especimen, Acidez, S7M, Cruachan, Aetherevm, Garrobos, Artilleria, B Chaos, For Centuries, The Shelter, and Todos Los Muertos.

December 4: KISS, Megadeth, Mercyful Fate, Ska-P, Panteon Rococo, P.O.D., Stryper, Hypocrisy, Tormentor, Butcher Babies, While She Sleeps, Suicide Silence, Einherjer, Soziedad Alkoholika, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Born Of Osiris, 3 Puntos, Nightbreed, Transmetal, Los Mala Vibra, Tulkas, Voltax, Rotten, Hate Ritual, and Surgery.

New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert Shares New Update After Undergoing Surgery For Spinal Tumor

New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert recently revealed that he would be undergoing surgery to remove a tumor from his spine. Now, the guitarist has shared another health update, saying that the operation “went really well.”

Gilbert said the following:

“Got out of surgery yesterday afternoon! Things went really well. They were able to remove almost all of it besides a microscopic amount of tumor that was in the bone. Once we get test results back from the tissue, we’ll be able to blast it with whatever treatment it needs so we can keep it at bay or even kill it completely.

Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas are very rare tumors. So it is a very strategic process to treat them. But all news has been good so far for what the situation is and things have been going great! First two nurses I saw post-op were big NFG fans which was really special. Their compassion and love me feel not alone.

I have two rods and five screws in my back and now have one less rib. But I’m stronger than ever. Robo-Chad is on a mission!

Love you all and thank you so much for all your messages. I’ll post an address later for you all to send me pounds and pounds of magic the gathering cards, garbage pail kids cards, and delicious treats to keep me entertained through recovery. Just kidding. Or am I.”

New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert To Undergo Surgery For Spinal Tumor

New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert has revealed that he will be undergoing surgery to remove a tumor from his spine. This news comes after the guitarist was previously declared cancer free earlier this year following several surgeries including one to remove a tumor from his adrenal gland.

Gilbert said the following about his latest health setback:

“Dear friends!

Was having really intense bad back pain on tour (which can happen from jumping around carrying a heavy guitar). I flew home early for an MRI. Unfortunately we found a new Pheochromocytoma tumor in the 12th vertebrae of my spine pinching on my nerve bad. I’ll be headed into surgery tomorrow to get almost all of it out then hit what’s left with some fancy radiation.

Scary stuff but it’s all about the little wins. Each day we’ve been having fun in the hospital and feel lucky with so many things and God’s timing with all of this. If I didn’t go on tour and inflame my tumor, I wouldn’t have known early enough it was there! Then my band’s love and support got me home to get scanned. Knowing me, if pain is making me not play a show, it’s bad.

We also discovered I have some very tiny nodules on my lungs but my amazing team feel very confident that it’s manageable and at an early stage compared to where I was last time. My vitals and heart are great this time. Moving forward with today’s amazing technology, I can be on a lifelong treatment that just keeps it all at bay. Like living with an illness but it’s not life-threatening.

I no longer have to guess if it will return and can just relax. So I ask for all the prayers, hopes, fingers crossed, or whatever you do for people you care about in times like these. For my rock solid angel of a wife @lisacimorelli and our beautiful dream of a baby, Lily Gilbert. Hoping to be home recovering Friday or Saturday!

For everyone out there struggling with intense health issues and disease. I’m right there with you. Do your best to make the most of it and try not to waste too much time on fear. Process your emotions but no one’s time is ever certain, with or without good health. We are all the same. Try to love and impact where you’re at and what’s around you and look for the depth of the people around you.

See how incredible it is that all these people have been on their own journeys and are now connected to you for some reason. From doctors to nurses to the person cleaning your hospital room, everyone’s story is impactful. Much love to everyone out there! Can’t wait to be back out. See you soon!”

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]