Sufjan Stevens, the indie-rock singer-songwriter, mentioned in a press release on his web site on Wednesday that he was in restoration from a uncommon neurological situation referred to as Guillain-Barré syndrome that had taken away his potential to stroll, saying he had been hospitalized for a number of weeks however was anticipated to get better.
“Final month I awoke one morning and couldn’t stroll,” Stevens mentioned 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 mentioned that his brother drove him to an emergency room and that neurologists identified him with the autoimmune dysfunction, which may trigger muscle weak point and paralysis. He was handled with immunoglobulin infusions, which he mentioned have been efficient, and was ultimately transferred to rehab for intensive bodily remedy, noting that most individuals with the situation study to stroll once more inside a 12 months.
“My docs did all of the issues to maintain me alive and stabilize my situation,” Stevens mentioned. “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 taking part 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 exhausting to get again on my ft,” he mentioned. “I’m dedicated to getting higher, I’m in good spirits, and I’m surrounded by a extremely nice workforce.”