Rock star Paul Diano, 63, is perhaps best known for being the first vocalist in the band Iron Maiden. He was the vocalist for the legendary metal band between 1977 and 1981.
In recent years, the artist has had serious health problems, and in 2016 he removed a sore throat the size of a “rugby ball” from his lungs.
quarter of a million
According to the site, the reason behind the swollen knees of the singer is motorcycle injuries over several years. This means that Diano had to perform seated during the last concerts.
“I want to keep playing music, but I can’t do that until it’s fixed,” the rock star said of his serious knee injuries in 2019, according to Blabermouth.
The doctor told Diano that the price of the knee operation would be a quarter of a million dollars, an amount he could not afford. Therefore, the 63-year-old has been waiting for seven years for surgery on his now highly swollen knees.
The group started
Iron Maiden debuted in 1976 at the Cart & Horses pub in London, England. So the bar’s owner, Kastro Pergjoni, decided to take action when he discovered a serious injury to Di’Anno’s knee.
“Paul Diano’s fans and friends are helping him by supporting him in his long struggle. This is how it looks now and gets worse as it continues. Let’s do this for our beast.”
So far, the group has collected just over 154,000 NOK. The goal of the collection is 26,000 pounds, which is equivalent to approximately 306,000 crowns.
“Paul has been in a wheelchair for eight years now and his health is not improving,” Bergoni wrote on his fundraising page, encouraging fans to donate.
Paul Diano himself has not commented on his health after the fundraising campaign.
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