Glass Tiger front man Alan Frew suffered a minor stroke last week that caused him to be paralyzed on his right side.
This singer is expected to be releases from the Toronto hospital where he has been staying. He is showing significant improvement but still has a long road a head of him
“I can lift my leg a little bit and my hand’s come back a little better. I can touch like that,” Frew said, putting fingertips to thumb tip. He also showed the rapid improvement to his handwriting, by showing different attempts at writing the lyrics to “Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone).” An early one was illegible; a few days later it was significantly better.
Frew had been prescribed medication for high cholesterol and high blood pressure but had decided to stop taking them which might have triggered the stroke.
He announced his condition (and the delay of the CD he had been working on) to his fans via Instagram:
“This my friends is one of the toughest stories I have ever had to write not only because I am right- handed and I am typing to you with my left but because what I am going to tell you is very difficult for me but I want you to hear it from me directly and not from the rumour mill.
On Thursday I suffered a stroke. That’s right. A clot in my brain. This will now be the fight of my life. I am alive, obviously, and have all my brain power. I have suffered right-sided trauma but I am fighting the Warrior’s fight already. I AM A WARRIOR make no mistake about that and I WILL release the beautiful CD I have worked so hard on and I WILL perform it live for you ASAP ….this I promise you.
Those of you who pray by all means do so and those of you like me who don’t send me your energy and I will use it all to return to you as soon as I can. Stroke is NOT an age disease be you 15, 25, or 55. Stroke is a human condition. I am lucky and I will treasure that. I will see you all soon enough when I PERISCOPE one day and I WILL sing for you again, fear not. You guys are a major part of my journey back. Peace & Love Alan”