TORONTO – The vocalist of the Canadian rock band Glass Tiger has suffered a stroke, according to his Instagram account.
Award-winning singer-songwriter Alan Frew, 58, writes that he had the stroke on Thursday.
Frew, who also plays guitar, writes that he doesn’t have brain damage but has damaged the right side of his body, including his dominant hand.
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This my friends is one of the toughest stories I have ever had to write not only because I am right- handed and I am typing to you with my left but because what I am going to tell you is very difficult for me but I want you to hear it from me directly and not from the rumour mill. On Thursday I suffered a stroke. That’s right. A clot in my brain. This will now be the fight of my life. I am alive, obviously , and have all my brain power. I have suffered right-sided trauma but I am fighting the Warrior’s fight already. I AM A WARRIOR make no mistake about that and I WILL release the beautiful CD I have worked so hard on and I WILL perform it live for you ASAP ….this I promise you. Those of you who pray by all means do so and those of you like me who don’t send me your energy and I will use it all to return to you as soon as I can. Stroke is NOT an age disease be you 15, 25, or 55. Stroke is a human condition . I am lucky and I will treasure that . I will see you all soon enough when I PERISCOPE one day and I WILL sing for you again, fear not. You guys are a major part of my journey back. Peace & Love Alan
He writes that he is “fighting the warrior’s fight” and promises his fans that he will release his latest CD and perform live as soon as he can.
Glass Tiger was discovered in Newmarket, Ont., in 1984 and went on to produce many hit singles including “Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)” and “Someday.”
More recently, Frew wrote the 2010 Olympic broadcast theme “I Believe” and the Toronto Maple Leafs theme “Free to Be (This is Canada’s Song).”
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