The lead guitarist of Christian glam metal band Stryper, Oz Fox, shared a new photo on his official Facebook account to update his fans about his latest health status following his recent brain surgery.
Back in 2018, while he was on stage with his side band named Sin City Sinners in Las Vegas, Oz Fox had a seizure and was hospitalized. After the examination, he was diagnosed with two tumors in his brain. A couple of months later, Stryper announced that he will undergo brain surgery.
His doctors determined that Oz will need to go through a couple of brain surgeries to remove the tumors from his brain completely. In March, his wife Annie Lobert updated Fox’s fans through Facebook and said that the doctors had to leave a ‘small 1-2 inch piece of the wall of the tumor’ as it had blended in with the rest of his brain.
Recently, Oz Fox posted a new photo with his beloved wife Annie and shared the details about his current health status. Oz stated that he will go through another surgery to remove the acoustic neuroma behind his left ear, and added that he already recorded with the band in June. Fox also thanked his fanbase for their prayers and encouragement during these hard days.
Oz Fox updates his fans and followers saying:
“Hey there folks! I wanted to make a quick announcement letting you all know that my recovery is going very well from my first surgery. Thankfully, after about 3 months of recovery, I was able to record with the band in June. The circumstances for that project were well-conditioned for my limited abilities at the time and I’m happy to say it was a successful mission but not without its challenges for me.
With that in mind, after my next surgery to remove my acoustic neuroma behind the left ear my wife Annie and I feel it would be best for me to take the rest of the year off for some solid recovery time. Another big project is coming for Stryper in January and I really would like to be in my best shape for the task. With all of that in mind, I have strongly encouraged my brothers in the band to continue with booked shows coming up in the next few months with our dear friend Howie Simon covering my duties.”
“Howie is an amazing guitar player and vocalist and I trust him to fully “out-shred” me for those up and coming dates! So I am trusting you all to welcome him with open arms so the band can continue to work in my absence. I will be updating everyone on my health status as things come up. And I thank you for your prayers and encouragement as I face another risky procedure. I know God will be with me like he was for the last one.
I am thankful for everything he has pulled me through! Of course, I will continue to be a part of our social media platforms including our Patreon page where we all have our weekly hour Q& A sessions. So I hope to see you all there! Take care and we’ll see you soon!”
You can check out the photo Oz Fox shared in the Facebook post below.