Grim Reaper’s Steve Grimmett is Coming Home This Week After Leg Amputation

Grim Reaper is one of the cornerstones of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement in the early 80s, and recently frontman Steve Grimmett got into some serious health troubles. While on tour in Ecuador, Grimmett fell ill with an infection and ultimately had to get his leg amputated.

Fortunately, he came out of the situation as alright as someone in that predicament could possibly come out, and he’s on his way home this week! Here’s what he had to say via Facebook, and as always, we wish Steve the best!

Guys, I am totally overwhelmed with all your best wishes and get well messages, they are all very welcomed and at times have had me in tears. I’m sorry if I haven’t replied to you messages but I’ve had so many its impossible to keep up so thank you for that, I feel very lucky I have my wife, my family, my friends and last but not least my fans I do truly love you all, as you can imagine it’s been very hectic for Amelia and myself what with all that’s been going on but just want to assure you I’m not giving up and will be back as soon as I can get back on stage without a wheel chair or crutches, and I know that’s a hard and painful road ahead. Ok just to let you know exactly what happened, I am diabetic, which screws your body in all sorts of ways, one of the ways it got me was hardening of the leg arteries so blood flow in my legs wasn’t very good and I ended up getting an infection in my right leg, the pain was excruciating also I was getting hallucinations, I had a doctor treat me at my hotel before the gig in Guayaquil and shot me full of pain killers but the pain finally got me and had to sit for some of the songs but I wouldn’t not finish the set, I sat with our army of fans for an hour after the show then my doctor wanted to get me into hospital, and in short had 3 operations and I lost my leg three inches above the knee, that is now well on the mend and will be flying home on Wednesday 15th and arriving Thursday 16th early in the morning straight in to rehab to learn how to get around, again I would like to thank you all for your support I do love you all

All the best

Steve Grimmett

Guys, I am totally overwhelmed with all your best wishes and get well messages, they are all very welcomed and at times have had me in tears. I’m sorry if I haven’t replied to you messages but I’ve had so many its impossible to keep up so thank you for that, I feel very lucky I have my wife, my family, my friends and last but not least my fans I do truly love you all, as you can imagine it’s been very hectic for Amelia and myself what with all that’s been going on but just want to assure you I’m not giving up and will be back as soon as I can get back on stage without a wheel chair or crutches, and I know that’s a hard and painful road ahead. Ok just to let you know exactly what happened, I am diabetic, which screws your body in all sorts of ways, one of the ways it got me was hardening of the leg arteries so blood flow in my legs wasn’t very good and I ended up getting an infection in my right leg, the pain was excruciating also I was getting hallucinations, I had a doctor treat me at my hotel before the gig in Guayaquil and shot me full of pain killers but the pain finally got me and had to sit for some of the songs but I wouldn’t not finish the set, I sat with our army of fans for an hour after the show then my doctor wanted to get me into hospital, and in short had 3 operations and I lost my leg three inches above the knee, that is now well on the mend and will be flying home on Wednesday 15th and arriving Thursday 16th early in the morning straight in to rehab to learn how to get around, again I would like to thank you all for your support I do love you all

All the best

Steve Grimmett

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