So took a downturn last week and had to stay in the hospital for a few days.
Woke up last Thursday with a 102 fever and coughing up green gook. Had pneumonia and inflammation in my lungs from my radiation treatments which is called radiation pneumonitis. Pumped me full of antibiotics and steroids and I came home 2 days ago.
While it sucked being in the hospital, I got a great pick me up from the one and only Zakk Wylde while I was there. Zakk follows my Ozzy tribute band Ozz on Instagram. My wife and I and our singer have had the pleasure to meet and hang out with him a few times.
He is an Ozz fan and we are greatly honored and humbled by that.
Zakk knows I’m fighting lung cancer and messaged our page to ask for my contact info to reach out to me. We were all blown away by this. We gave him my contact info and sure enough Zakk text me the next day. One of my biggest guitar heroes growing up text me while I’m in the hospital. To say I fan boy’ed out would be an understatement. He hoped I was feeling better and wanted my mailing address to send a Black Label care package and sends prayers. I thanked him for reaching out to me and for even thinking of me and told him I was feeling better and gave him my address. He replied that he was glad to hear I was feeling better and he’d be sending out the care package.
How many bona fide super rockstar guitar gods take the time to personally reach out to a fan in the hospital with cancer issues? Only the really special ones. Zakk is the best. He treats his fans like family.
I was feeling pretty down being in the hospital but this definitely helped to lift my spirits and take my mind off things. Below are the screenshots of his messages.