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Blackie Lawless Responds To Concerns Over W.A.S.P.’s Future After Performing While Seated

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W.A.S.P. singer Blackie Lawless recently spoke with The Metal Voice to update fans on his health and address concerns from a recent performance.

Lawless took the stage for the band’s first concert in 13 months on June 6 at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden. During the entire show, he remained seated, prompting questions from fans. In the interview, he clarified the situation and discussed the band’s future:

“I’m up walking around. I’m exercising, doing all the physical therapy, and everything I’m supposed to do. Basically, what I told the people at Sweden Rock was I’m on probation and the doctors told me, ‘You can do the show, but we don’t want you running anywhere. We want to make sure that thing heals completely and totally and you don’t have any setbacks.’ So that was the compromise that we had to make to do it.”

Lawless is hopeful about returning to his usual stage presence soon:

“But I’m fully expecting that they’ll give me the green light anytime now. I see the doctors again this week and I’ll know more then.”

‘It’s Been a Long Road’

In August last year, Lawless underwent successful surgery to treat two herniated discs and a broken vertebra. Ten months later, he shared an update on his health during an episode of Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk. He emphasized the importance of patience during recovery:

“It’s been a long road. Anytime you go through rehab, and we’ve done it for 35, 40 years, every time you have an injury, you’ve gotta go through rehab. And any athlete will tell you that it’s a lonely walk. Nobody can help you when you do it. You’re with your trainers two hours a day. That leaves you 22 hours of every day to just sit and think in rehab.”

He continued:

“And a lot of funny things go through your head when you’re doing that. And, like I said, it’s a lonely walk. And it’s incremental, the healing process — you don’t see it all overnight. And when you start with the trainers, they tell you, ‘Just be patient, just be patient,’ because, as any warrior will tell you, your natural instinct is to run, and you just cannot do that when you’ve gone through something that’s pretty serious like that. But we’re getting there. And we’re pretty much up to speed now.”

You can watch the full interview below.

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