W.A.S.P.’s Blackie Lawless Issues A Statement About His Secret Health Struggle

W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless has recently opened up about his ongoing health struggle, addressing concerns about his performances during the band’s 40th Anniversary World Tour. In a statement on the band’s official website, Lawless shared the details of the physical pain he’s been experiencing and the toll it’s taken on him personally and professionally.

Lawless explained that he had been trying to hide his pain during the shows, but at times, it became too overwhelming to disguise. He attributed his attitude to a sports background that taught him not to complain about pain. However, he admitted that despite his best efforts, he cannot always push through the pain. For the past three weeks, Lawless has been performing with a herniated disc in his lower back, a result of a botched procedure ten years ago when he broke his leg.

The singer assured fans that his condition isn’t age-related and emphasized his agility during performances. After an MRI in Berlin confirmed the disc problem, Lawless was advised to rest, but he was determined to continue the tour. He revealed the tremendous efforts of the doctors, band, and crew to help him prepare for each show, including multiple spinal injections called Epidurals, which carry the risk of paralysis if not administered correctly.

The frontman recounted the excruciating pain during these injections, even sharing a touching moment when a nurse comforted him. Despite the challenges, he expressed immense gratitude for his band and crew, who have gone above and beyond to support him and ensure the tour continues. Lawless is scheduled for more epidurals in Berlin in the coming weeks.

The musician’s statement offered fans a glimpse into his personal battle with pain and the incredible efforts of everyone involved in the tour. As they continue their European Tour, fans can now understand the challenges Lawless has been facing and appreciate the warrior spirit that keeps him going.