Ex-IRON MAIDEN vocalist Paul Di’Anno will have the remaining costs of his surgeries and and treatment covered by his former band.
Operations director of the Cart & Horses pub in Stratford London, Kastro Pergjoni posted the following message to the establishment’s official Facebook page earlier today (Monday, June 20): “I am very excited to announce that the IRON MAIDEN team have kindly agreed to cover the remaining cost of Paul Di’Anno‘s operation. Not only are IRON MAIDEN the best band on this planet, they are kind-hearted and supported by an amazing team. As a result of this fantastic news, I will be closing the fundraising on the 21st June 2022.”
Stratford, London’s Cart & Horses pub is where IRON MAIDEN made its live debut back in 1976. The local watering hole recently raised thousands of dollars for Di’Anno so that he would be able to undergo his long-delayed knee surgery. Which we think is pretty damn awesome of them.
Over the weekend IRON MAIDEN fan and author Stjepan Juras, who is looking after Paul while he has been undergoing physiotherapy and lymphatic drainage treatments in Croatia, posted on social media that Paul would be undergoing three operations in over two days in July. The procedures will be followed by a extensive in-hospital recovery, intensive care and rehabilitation, including re-learning how to walk. A successful operation will mean that Paul should be able to walk again by the end of 2022. However, if it is unsuccessful, then Paul may actually lose his leg.
Last month, Paul Di’anno played his first solo concert in seven years at the Bikers Beer Factory in Zagreb. The show was captured on film with footage to be used for a documentary about the singer, which is being directed by Wes Orshoski, co-director and producer of the acclaimed 2010 film “Lemmy” about MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister.