After spending nearly a month laying in a hospital bed in Ecuador, it looks like Grim Reaper’s Steve Grimmett has finally been cleared to leave. However, it looks like he is unable to fly home until Wednesday (15). Grimmett has made over $13,000 (and counting) from his youcaring site to help afford his extensive medical bills.
Grimmett became ill while performing at a show in Ecuador. Initially, suffering from a foot and bone infection and it resulted in the amputation of his right leg. Grimmett and his wife Millie remained hopeful, positive, and managed to keep their loved ones and fans in the loop through it all.
It wasn’t until yesterday (9) when Grimmett himself opened up on his facebook page with a heartfelt statement:
“Guys, I am totally overwhelmed with all your best wishes and get well messages, they are all very welcomed and at times have had me in tears. I’m sorry if I haven’t replied to you messages but I’ve had so many its impossible to keep up so thank you for that, I feel very lucky I have my wife, my family, my friends and last but not least my fans I do truly love you all, as you can imagine it’s been very hectic for Amelia and myself what with all that’s been going on but just want to assure you I’m not giving up and will be back as soon as I can get back on stage without a wheel chair or crutches, and I know that’s a hard and painful road ahead. Ok just to let you know exactly what happened, I am diabetic, which screws your body in all sorts of ways, one of the ways it got me was hardening of the leg arteries so blood flow in my legs wasn’t very good and I ended up getting an infection in my right leg, the pain was excruciating also I was getting hallucinations, I had a doctor treat me at my hotel before the gig in Guayaquil and shot me full of pain killers but the pain finally got me and had to sit for some of the songs but I wouldn’t not finish the set, I sat with our army of fans for an hour after the show then my doctor wanted to get me into hospital, and in short had 3 operations and I lost my leg three inches above the knee, that is now well on the mend and will be flying home on Wednesday 15th and arriving Thursday 16th early in the morning straight in to rehab to learn how to get around, again I would like to thank you all for your support I do love you all
All the best