Ex-Skid Row Singer Johnny Solinger Has Passed Away
In a tweet posted by the radio personality Eddie Trunk, it has been announced that former Skid Row vocalist Johnny Solinger has sadly passed away at the age of 55.
As is known, after the singer Sebastian Bach had left Skid Row and when the band reformed in 1999 after their disbandment, Solinger was the one who became the band’s lead singer. During his time with the band, he has appeared on two albums and two EPs which were ‘Thickskin,’ ‘Revolutions Per Minute,’ ‘United World Rebellion’ and ‘Rise of the Damnation Army.’ However, Solinger has also left the band in 2015 for the reason same as Bach’s, to pursue a solo career.
One month earlier on May 8, Solinger posted an announcement on his Facebook account that he was diagnosed with liver failure, claiming his condition is not that good. At that time, he announced an attempt to raise funds for his treatment on Go Fund Me, with the goal of $100,000.
On his Facebook, Solinger had said:
“It is with a heavy heart I must let everyone know what’s going on with me and my health. I have been hospitalized for over the last month. I have been diagnosed with liver failure. And the prognosis is not so good. As with most musicians I do not have health insurance and it’s very difficult to get proper care without it. I am currently under at least seven different medications and I need to have my abdomen drained off fluid that gets accumulated every couple of days.
I have lost a lot of strength and will require physical therapy as well. At the moment, I am looking into putting together some sort of fundraiser to help with the medical bills and the palliative care I will need in the coming months. I am kindly asking those of you who could help put this together to step forward. I would not be asking you all this if I didn’t really need the help, but sadly this is where I’m at.”
However, his passing is announced by Eddie Trunk on Twitter after one month Solinger has mentioned his liver failure. The band has also shared their condolences on their Facebook after Eddie Trunk’s tweet.
The announcement in Eddie’s tweet was that:
“RIP former Skid Row singer Johnny Solinger.”
Skid Row’s Facebook post is also as follows:
“We are saddened to hear the news of our brother Johnny Solinger. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and fans. Godspeed Singo. Say hello to Scrappy for us.“
You can see Eddie Trunk’s tweet below.
RIP former @OfficialSkidRow singer Johnny Solinger .
— Eddie Trunk (@EddieTrunk) June 27, 2021