Towards the end of last year, Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper released Walking In The Shadows via Dissonance Productions. It was a direct follow-up to 1987’s Rock You To Hell and a promising return after thirty years. Recently, Grimmett embarked on a tour in support of the new album and he has become increasingly ill since Saturday’s (14) performance in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Due to his illness, resulting in the removal of a few of his limbs and questionable amount of how much more will be removed from his leg, the remaining South American tour has been canceled.
His wife Millie placed the following comments and updates about his condition:
“Hi everyone. This is Steve’s wife at Reaper HQ. As many of you know steve was taken Ill at Saturday nights gig and he sung most of it sitting down. After the show Steve was taken to hospital where he had an operation to remove an infection from his foot and bones. He is still in hospital in Guayaquil but this is all I know right now. Once I have more information I will let you know. Thank you for all your support and kind words. It means a lot.” – Millie Grimmett
“Thank you very much for all your kind words and support. Once I have an update on steve I will post it on here to let you all know. Several people have asked if they can send a card/present to steve. If you would like to do this private message on here and I’ll give you a UK address, so steve can come home to it all. Love and kisses to you all.” – Millie
And the latest update:
“Update on Steve…..unfortunately the operation didn’t work and steve is currently in the operating theatre having limbs removed. We don’t know how much of the leg will need to be removed but Steve is very very ill. He has an aggressive infection that spread very quickly over night. I am sorry to say the rest of the tour has been cancelled. I am hoping to fly out myself soon and stay with steve until he is ready to come home so I may meet some of you then. But don’t worry, the voice WILL be back.” – Love and hugs. Millie
We give a tremendous amount of credit to Millie for keeping everyone informed and hopefully, what she said is true, and the voice WILL be back. Best wishes to Grimmett’s friends and family and here’s hoping he makes it back on the road regardless of his condition. If you forgot their most popular song, here’s their ’80s classic “See You In Hell.”