STRYPER guitarist Oz Fox not too long ago appeared on “The Big Hair Show With Mel”, a program on the Las Vegas radio station 97.1 The Point. The full dialog may be streamed beneath. A couple of excerpts observe (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).
On his current seizure, which led to the invention of a number of mind tumors:
Oz: “They did the scans — MRIs, cat scans, all that great things — and located a one-inch spot on the suitable facet in direction of the again of my mind. It’s towards the skin of the mind, nevertheless it’s nonetheless in far sufficient the place they cannot actually take it out with out having some issues, some issues. They additionally discovered one other one behind my left ear. Not positive what that is all about. They wish to control them, so at this level, they are going to do common MRIs in nevertheless many months they should examine and see whether or not there’s any development with any of this.”
On whether or not he is suffered any extra medical setbacks:
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Oz: “Nothing’s affected [me], aside from the medicine. I can journey. I’ve completed an EEG, and due to the EEG, they really put, like, a strobe gentle on you, they usually flash it at completely different speeds for as much as a minute to see if any response occurs. I feel that they had, like, 4 or 5 completely different speeds that they did on me, perhaps six, and apparently my EEG was regular. There was no downside. There may be loads of different the explanation why the seizure can occur. The final neurologist I talked to stated that more often than not, it is due to stress or lack of sleep, and each of these issues occur in my life. [Laughs] That explicit day, I used to be drained, and it was form of sizzling that day. STRYPER‘s straightforward. There’s much more stress doing these [other] gigs right here on the town, as a result of I’ve to load my very own gear and ensure every little thing’s working. I am completely not a star on the town.”
On the GoFundMe donations he is obtained:
Oz: “That was actually wonderful, and I’ve to say thanks to everyone that helped out with that. I am very honored and humbled by it, and it simply blew my thoughts that so many individuals got here to assist. The payments have racked up, and we will must go discuss to them and attempt to negotiate every little thing and ensure that we now have every little thing lined.”
On whether or not he has medical insurance coverage:
Oz: “No, and there is lots of people which have speculated about us. We’re not millionaires. Regardless of what the websites say, I’ve seen it on-line, the place folks say, ‘Look, this website online says stated Oz is price this a lot.’ It’s not true. Why would I do gigs on the town, typically three or 4 nights per week, to make a residing [during] the years that STRYPER‘s not touring? Why would I would like to do this if I had that form of cash? I do not… The complete factor about earnings, that has one thing to do with why I did not have well being care. It needed to do with on and off years of touring and not likely making a giant wage yearly. With guys like us, we now have to save lots of our cash in order that we are able to have cash in case we do not tour the following 12 months. It might be a 12 months and a half that we’re not touring.”
On whether or not any followers have been hit with Bibles throughout STRYPER live shows:
Oz: “Plenty of occasions. We’ve virtually gotten sued — which I am not going to speak about. [Laughs]”
Fox suffered a seizure on August 11 whereas performing with SIN CITY SINNERS at Harrah’s in Las Vegas. STRYPER subsequently toured Australia and Japan as a three-piece, and later recruited Howie Simon (JEFF SCOTT SOTO, GRAHAM BONNET) to fill in throughout 4 American live shows in September.
Fox plans to rejoin STRYPER for his or her remaining fall and winter tour dates, starting with an October 12 efficiency in Indianapolis, Indiana.