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Patty Walters Opens Up About His Medical Issue

Brii Jamieson
Brii Jamieson 19 March 2018 at 17.14

It's pretty serious, and forced the rescheduling of the Cardiff date on the As It Is tour. 

It's been a big week for Patty Walters. As It Is were forced to postpone the Cardiff date of their UK tour due to Patty Walters' health. Now, the frontman has opened up and told the story in his own words. 

Read his statement in full below:

"It’s been a strange week. As most of you already know, three days ago a team of very nice doctors discovered a blood clot chilling in my subclavian vein. The morning of our to-be rescheduled show in Cardiff, I was being rather surprisingly and urgently prepped for surgery later that day. With the Cardiff show now well and truly beyond our control, we deliberated how we could all still perform the following evening in London. This involved an hour or more of emails, phone calls and texts that truly scared the shit out of everyone. Eventually, we managed to persuade the doctors and surgeons to let me perform, provided I didn’t do anything stupid and continued taking blood thinning injections. Before the show, @dotttiejames injected me with enoxaparin in the KOKO dressing room which is possibly the most bad ass shit ever. There were so many tears and doubts and desperate attempts to be brave that night, both on and off stage. But performing, with my brothers by my side and with all of you screaming our lyrics back at us, it always feels like home. Last night was my favourite show we’ve ever played, and I can’t thank my family, friends, and all of you enough for every word and action that lifted me onto that stage. I promise I‘ll update you with my medical condition very soon. #okay."

 

It’s been a strange week. As most of you already know, three days ago a team of very nice doctors discovered a blood clot chilling in my subclavian vein. The morning of our to-be rescheduled show in Cardiff, I was being rather surprisingly and urgently prepped for surgery later that day. With the Cardiff show now well and truly beyond our control, we deliberated how we could all still perform the following evening in London. This involved an hour or more of emails, phone calls and texts that truly scared the shit out of everyone. Eventually, we managed to persuade the doctors and surgeons to let me perform, provided I didn’t do anything stupid and continued taking blood thinning injections. Before the show, @dotttiejames injected me with enoxaparin in the KOKO dressing room which is possibly the most bad ass shit ever. There were so many tears and doubts and desperate attempts to be brave that night, both on and off stage. But performing, with my brothers by my side and with all of you screaming our lyrics back at us, it always feels like home. Last night was my favourite show we’ve ever played, and I can’t thank my family, friends, and all of you enough for every word and action that lifted me onto that stage. I promise I‘ll update you with my medical condition very soon. #okay. �� @iancoulsonmedia

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Patty is on the cover of our current issue, where you can get even more opinions and thoughts in his own words. Here's a sweet deal for you too- if you order a copy, we'll ship it to you anywhere in the world for FREE

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