Tor Erik Gunström: – When I saw myself in the mirror, I was shocked

Tor Erik Gunström: – When I saw myself in the mirror, I was shocked

Dizzie Tunes Tor star Erik Gunstrøm, 80, contracted shingles last year.

Gunstrøm's right eye was completely covered at worst. The condition then improved, but now the shingles is back in full force Look and listen.

In the past, Johnstrom was diagnosed with green eyes and cataracts.

-I visited the hospital a few days ago. Then I said that if I didn't have surgery soon, I might go blind, he tells Se og Hør.

– Burning pain all over the face

to VG Gunstrøm says he wouldn't wish this on his worst enemies.

-I vaguely remembered scratching my head a little during the night. “When I saw myself in the mirror, I was shocked,” Gunstrom tells the newspaper.

– The next day it seemed as if the eye would come out. The wounds looked terrible. “I was in so much pain all over my face,” he adds to VG.

After Johnstrom talked about being affected by shingles, the phone wouldn't go silent. He told VG that many people contact him and tell him they went through the same thing and want to give or get advice.

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The same virus that causes chickenpox

Tor Erik Gunstrøm talks about shingles in the Friday issue of Se og Hør. Photo: Photo: Fax Se og Hør

Shingles causes discomfort and pain such as itching, tingling, and burning. The rash may break out at the same time as the pain or come after it. The illness often begins with mild general symptoms such as headache, dizziness, and feeling ill for two to three days, Norsk Helseinformatikk (NHI) writes.

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Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. You must have previously had chickenpox to get shingles, according to the National Institutes of Health.

Gunstrøm was known for several decades as one of the members of the show group Dizzie Tunes.

The group's leader, Yingvar Nomi, died in November. Nomi lived 79 years.

Dizzie Tunes was founded in 1959 and disbanded in 2001.

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