Sufjan Stevens, the indie-rock singer-songwriter, said in a statement on his website on Wednesday that he was in restoration from a uncommon neurological situation referred to as Guillain-Barré syndrome that had taken away his capability to stroll, saying he had been hospitalized for a number of weeks however was anticipated to get well.
“Final month I awoke one morning and couldn’t stroll,” Stevens stated on his web site. “My palms, legs and arms have been numb and tingling and I had no energy, no feeling, no mobility.”
The musician stated that his brother drove him to an emergency room and that neurologists recognized him with the autoimmune dysfunction, which might trigger muscle weak point and paralysis. He was handled with immunoglobulin infusions, which he stated have been efficient, and was finally transferred to rehab for intensive bodily remedy, noting that most individuals with the situation be taught to stroll once more inside a yr.
“My medical doctors did all of the issues to maintain me alive and stabilize my situation,” Stevens stated. “I owe them my life.”
Stevens has a brand new album, referred to as “Javelin,” popping out subsequent month. He famous that his well being had prevented him from collaborating within the album’s promotion.
“I’m solely in my second week of rehab however it’s going very well and I’m working actually laborious to get again on my toes,” he stated. “I’m dedicated to getting higher, I’m in good spirits, and I’m surrounded by a very nice workforce.”