KISS vocalist Paul Stanley gave his fans an update regarding his health a month after getting involved in a bike saddle accident.
On Thursday, Stanley uploaded a photo of himself on Instagram while wearing a bicycle helmet. The 71-year-old crooner ultimately showed that his recuperation has been going on smoothly since the accident.
“Bike Crash Last Month! First ride today since fracturing my hip and banging up my knee. It feels awesome to be back. Life is for living,” he captioned the post.
Stanley also underwent a procedure to alleviate the bone spurs in his foot last month. He confirmed the development in a Twitter photo where he can be seen laying on a couch with a wrap around his foot.
Amid his health issues, Stanley is taking all his time off ahead of KISS’ End of the Road tour’s next leg. The show will start again in Manaus, Brazil, on April 12. KISS members shared more details about the final leg of their tour, telling “The Howard Stern Show” that they would end their tour in their hometown, New York, on Dec. 1 and 2.
Paul Stanley’s Health Issues
In the past years, Stanley’s health issues also affected his supposed performances and appearances. In fact, one of his struggles almost cost him his career.
In his book, “Face the Music: A Life Exposed,” Stanley revealed that he was born with microtia, an ear deformity.
According to the Stanford Medicine Children’s Health website, the congenital deformity occurs when an outer ear does not fully develop during the first trimester of pregnancy. It occurs around 1 in 5,000 births, and usually affects one ear.
“I was born with an ear deformity called microtia, in which the outer ear cartilage fails to form properly and, to varying degrees of severity, leaves you with just a crumpled mass of cartilage,” Stanley said. “That left me unable to tell the direction of the sound, and more importantly, made it incredibly difficult for me to understand people when there was any kind of background noise or conversation.”
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Despite that, Stanley still pursued his love for music at a young age. To overcome it, he started growing his hair so he could cover his ears.
On his website, it was noted that he lived in constant fear because of his condition as kids bullied him by calling him “Stanley the one-eared monster” and even failed at school because of his deafness.
As he rose to fame, Stanley scored the chance to “correct” it and undergo five surgical procedures starting when he was 30 years old.
After overcoming all these, Stanley became the frontman of one of the music industry’s most successful bands.
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