Former Skid Row singer Johnny Solinger diagnosed with liver failure and prognosis “not so good”

Former Skid Row singer Johnny Solinger diagnosed with liver failure and prognosis “not so good”

Ex-Skid Row frontman Johnny Solinger has shared some sad news as he has been diagnosed with liver failure and by the singer’s own admission, the prognosis is “not so good.”

The following message was posted on Solinger‘s Facebook page earlier today:

“It is with a heavy heart I must let everyone know what’s going on with me and my health. I have been hospitalized for over the last month. I have been diagnosed with liver failure. And prognosis is not so good. As with most musicians I do not have health insurance and it’s very difficult to get proper care without it.

I am currently under at least seven different medications and I need to have my abdomen drained off fluid that gets accumulated every couple of days. I have lost a lot of strength and will require physical therapy as well.

At the moment, I am looking into putting together some sort of fundraiser to help with the medical bills and with the palliative care I will need in the coming months. I am kindly asking those of you who could help put this together to step forward. I would not be asking you all this if I didn’t really need the help, but sadly this is where I’m at.

I appreciate and want you all to keep me in your thoughts and send me all the healing vibes you can, but I get exhausted easily so I will ask you to please not call or text unless absolutely necessary. But please, if you can help in this difficult time, I will wholeheartedly appreciate it.

Love you all. I will post a link where you can donate very soon but I wanted to update you on my condition.”

Solinger was in Skid Row from 1999 to 2015 and handled the lead vocals on the albums Thickskin (2003), Revolutions Per Minute (2006), United World Rebellion: Chapter One (2013) and United World Rebellion: Chapter Two (2014).