RATT singer Stephen Pearcy is on the mend after recently undergoing knee surgery
He wrote on Twitter: "Almost a full week out of knee surgery, it's been therapy right out of the box. Now I recall the beat down the first time. Eeeoooooch. Only way to get back running on all cylinders. And I will on and off track. @theRATTpack Thanks for the support."
Pearcy's operation came three months after two disastrous RATT shows that saw the 62-year-old singer incapacitated to the point where he had trouble remembering the words to some of the band's biggest hits. Several of the attendees said the frontman appeared to be "drunk" and "drugged out," and he was also criticized for "walking off stage" and "sitting on a drum riser" during much of the performances.
Pearcy later apologized to the RATT fans, saying in a statement that he was "dealing with a pain-management issue due to a bad knee." He added that he "made the critical error of adding alcohol to my pain meds while on stage" at the September concert in Huntington, New York "and it destroyed my performance."
In a recent interview with the "Talking Metal" podcast, Pearcy didn't address the fact that he took prescription pain medication and drank alcohol during the Huntington concert but explained that he decided to go ahead with the show despite the fact that he was not at his best.
"I have to say the last five shows we've done were amazing," Stephen said. "One show I wanted to cancel, and I really never cancel shows ever — ever. Not since day one have I canceled a show, whether I was sick, couldn't sing; I still went out. Or broken a rib; [I] still went out. But I literally had to sit it out, man, and it really bothered me; that's not me. So I just got this robo brace and just went for it for the last few shows, and then I get the knee done. So it'll be all good. It takes time."
RATT's current lineup also includes original bassist Juan Croucier along with drummer Pete Holmes (BLACK 'N BLUE) and guitarists Jordan Ziff (RAZER) and Chris Sanders (BRITNY FOX, KNIGHT FURY).
Almost a full week out of knee surgery, it’s been therapy right out of the box. Now I recall the beat down the first time. Eeeoooooch☠️ Only way to get back running on all cylinders. And I will☠️ on and off track. @theRATTpack Thanks for the support? pic.twitter.com/8axBKnQSvq— STEPHEN E PEARCY (@StephenEPearcy) January 3, 2019