HELLOWEEN drummer Mark Cross (ex-METALIUM), whose bout with mononucleosis has prevented him from appearing on the band's forthcoming studio album (the drum tracks on the CD are being recorded by MOTÖRHEAD's Mikkey Dee), has posted the following message via his official web site:"How tricky life can be! I cannot believe that a thing like that came in my way and especially now, during such an important production! I've always been a positive-thinking man and somehow felt invincible. Well, for the first time in my life, I have to admit that something knocked me out and forced me to take a serious rest, a thing I'm not really used to, since I'm a very energetic kind of guy. I always loved to push myself to the limit yes, but it seems that exactly that caused the virus' attack. You can easily get infected with mononucleosis when your organism has reached a low level after stress or months of heavy training like I had. Mononucleosis - Epstein-Barr is unfortunately a very common virus and can leave heavy damages in your health. It is a kissing disease and can be caught anytime anywhere. It can cause serious damages to your health and ruin liver and spleen, if you don't get immediate medical attention with pure vitamin treatments and can awake in the worst cases multiple scleroses. Knock on wood! Its first symptoms are swollen glands, high fever and then you'll be lying in bed wishing you'd never been born. It takes at least 6 months of recovery. And again, knock on wood! My heart is bleeding for the decisions being made right now and for not being able to give my full performance on the HELLOWEEN production, a very, very inconvenient time but that's life. The good thing is, that I'm already feeling much better, though I know that it's still gonna take a while to get 100% back on my feet again and be able to jump and bang around like a madman! J "Thanks to my family and friends who stand by my side right now and give me positive energy. "See you all on tour next year!! "Peace, Mark Cross"
To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).