Former Iron Maiden singer Paul Di’Anno recently revealed that he nearly died four years ago.
Di’Anno has been forced to perform sitting on a stool during recent shows due to his ongoing health issues.
The former Iron Maiden singer fronted the band for their first two projects, the self-titled debut album “Iron Maiden” and sophomore followup “Killers”.
“I nearly died four years ago. I had sepsis (a potentially life-threatening condition caused by the body’s response to an infection) in Argentina. I was very, very sick. I just about made it home to England and then straight to hospital. I’ve been in and out of the hospital for four years now. I had operations done on both legs.” – Paul Di’Anno
Di’Anno also mentioned that he had been unable to walk for four years. “It’s been very, very tough for me at the moment. Because of the sepsis, I keep getting infections, so they can’t do the operations on my legs and stuff like that when they want to do them. And it’s been very difficult”.
“At the moment, I’ve only got one knee. The other knee has been taken out, but there’s no new knee put in, so it’s been a cement thing. But I wanna play, obviously, but I can’t do that until I’m fixed. I haven’t stopped playing music, and I’ve got no plans to retire, I wanna keep playing, but I need to get well.”
In 2011, Paul Di’Anno was sentenced to nine months in prison after being found guilty of falsely collected government benefits. The former Iron Maiden singer claimed he suffered nerve damage to his back that prevented him from working.
Watch Paul Di’Anno Performing Live With Iron Maiden At The Beat Club In Bremen 1981
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