Steve Grimmett explains how he ended up having to have part of his right leg amputated
Since January 14th, Grim Reaper frontman Steve Grimmett has been stranded in a hospital in Ecuador where he had a portion of his right leg amputated due to a very serious infection. Grimmett is reportedly about to be released from the hospital and on his way to the UK.
Two days ago, Grimmett took to Facebook to explain exactly what happened to cause him to lose part of his right leg:
“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
You can donate directly to Grimmett to help him cover his mounting medical bills as suggested by his group’s Facebook page on February 4th by donating through the paypal account Grimreaperofficial@mail.com.