Ratt frontman Stephen Pearcy recovering from knee surgery
Ratt frontman Stephen Pearcy‘s movements were visibly hampered during the band’s last round of tour dates and the singer has finally undergone surgery to hopefully rectify his knee issues.
Pearcy tweeted the following message on January 2, 2019 (without the symbols):
“Almost a full week out of knee surgery, it’s been therapy right out of the box. Now I recall the beat down the first time.
Eeeoooooch Only way to get back running on all cylinders. And I will on and off track.
@theRATTpack Thanks for the support”
Pearcy made headlines for the wrong reasons back on September 26, 2018 when Ratt played The Paramount venue in Huntington, New York, USA yesterday during which Pearcy appeared to be really struggling and even sat through key portions of the concert including the last song “Round And Round.” Ratt bassist Juan Croucier even came to Pearcy‘s defence during that concert by addressing the audience and advising the singer was in real pain.
The next day, Pearcy issued a public apology which included the following text: “I am dealing with a pain management issue due to a bad knee that is scheduled to be replaced in January. And last night I made the critical error of adding alcohol to my pain meds while on stage, and it destroyed my performance.”
Sleaze Roxx attended Ratt‘s concert at the House of Blues Houston in Houston, Texas, USA on October 15, 2018 and stated as follows about Pearcy in its concert review: “Stephen Pearcy, I know, has a knee problem… Totally get it. He could barely talk. I have seen him twice in the last year and a half with his solo band. He was much better at that time. He was great. Tonight…. He never said “Houston.” It seemed that he couldn’t remember how long he had been here. It was like he didn’t know where he was. He had a slow, broken, kinda robotic speech. He kept having the house lights turned on so he could see the fans… like over and over again. And an endless barrage of “fuck yeahs!” Everything seemed like it was in slow gear. He was on and off vocally. He kept walking off stage disappearing.”
Sleaze Roxx wishes a speedy recovery to Stephen Pearcy.