KIX provide update on guitarist Ronnie ’10/10′ Younkins

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KIX provide update on guitarist Ronnie ’10/10′ Younkins

It has been almost eight months since KIX announced that guitarist Bob Paré was temporarily replacing long-time guitarist Ronnie ’10/10′ Younkins who continues his rehabilitation to combat his drug addiction.

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

“Hey KIX fans! Thanks to everyone who has been asking about Ronnie. Straight away, we want to wish him a very Happy Birthday!

Ronnie has been working hard on his rehabilitation and he is still on the long road to recovery. We speak to him often and he wants to thank everybody for the overwhelming outpour of well wishes and support. We love him and can’t wait to welcome him back to where he belongs when he is 100% ready.

We thank Bob Paré for stepping in and doing an amazing job. There is so much that goes on with KIX both on and off stage, and Bob has been a tremendous addition to the band in all ways. Sometimes fans don’t see that part, so we wanted to give Bob all the credit he deserves for doing his best to fill some very big shoes while Ronnie works on his recovery, his family and his well being.

We truly appreciate your continued patience and support. We look forward to the day that Ronnie is fully recovered.

Happy New Year and Thanks! The godamn KIX band!”