Glass Tiger Frontman Alan Frew Is Recovering After Suffering A Stroke Last Week (Ends21aug15).
The singer lost movement and feeling to the right side of his body after suffering the stroke on Thursday (20Aug15), and he is expected to be released from a Toronto, Canada hospital on Wednesday (26Aug15) to begin his recovery process at home, according to Billboard.com.
Revealing the news on Instagram.com, Frew writes: "This my friends is one of the toughest stories I have ever had to write, not only because I am right-handed and I am typing to you with my left but because what I am going to tell you is very difficult for me but I want you to hear it from me directly and not from the rumour mill.
"On Thursday I suffered a stroke. That's right. A clot in my brain. This will now be the fight of my life. I am alive, obviously, and have all my brain power. I have suffered right-sided trauma but I am fighting the Warrior's fight already."
Declaring himself "a warrior" Frew insists he's not going to let his medical crisis wreck his career plans, adding, "I WILL release the beautiful CD I have worked so hard on and I WILL perform it live for you ASAP... this I promise you. Those of you who pray by all means do so and those of you like me who don't, send me your energy and I will use it all to return to you as soon as I can..."
Frew suspects he suffered a stroke because he had stopped taking medication for cholesterol and hypertension.
He says, “I stupidly told myself I didn’t need that medication and that’s the price I’ve had to pay for it."
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