Stryper report that guitarist Oz Fox suffered seizure and group will do Australian tour as a trio
After news surfaced that Stryper guitarist Oz Fox fell down due to an undisclosed medical condition at a Sin City Sinners‘ show at Harrah’s Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on Saturday, August 11, 2018 and with Stryper about to embark on a tour of Australia in the upcoming days, the Christian rockers have released a statement to update everyone.
Nashville Publicity Group‘s press release states in part:
“News began circulating this morning that Stryper‘s Oz Fox suffered a medical emergency on stage in Las Vegas overnight. In order to provide accurate information and dispel any rumors, the band has issued an official statement:
Our dear friend and lead-guitarist Oz Fox fell ill Saturday night while performing in Las Vegas with a side project that he sometimes plays in when not touring with Stryper. Oz suffered a seizure causing a fall on stage. After performing an MRI, doctors discovered an area of concern near his brain which they are now running a biopsy on. The doctors have instructed him not to drive or fly for 90 days. No additional information is available at this time. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers and we will communicate additional information as it becomes available.
The logistics and options for current tour dates are being discussed with the respective promoters. U.S. tour dates will play as scheduled and in anticipation of a full recovery will include Oz Fox. The upcoming Australian tour will be performed as a trio (with the blessing of Oz), and will include Michael Sweet, Robert Sweet, and Perry Richardson. For our fans in Japan, please await an announcement from the concert promoter there as to the plans for the Japan tour.
Stryper’s Australia 2018 tour dates:
August 17th — Max Watts — Melbourne
August 18th — Max Watts — Melbourne
August 19th — The Gov — Adelaide
August 21st — The Triffid — Brisbane
Sleaze Roxx wishes a speedy recovery to Oz Fox and are keeping him and his family in its prayers.