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Everclear’s Art Alexakis Reveals Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Everclear’s Art Alexakis has revealed that he’s been diagnosed with a form of multiple sclerosis:

    Three years ago I was in an automobile accident, and though I totaled my car, I am thankful that no one involved was seriously hurt. About two weeks later, I started feeling a tingle and numbness in my arm, thinking it was a pinched nerve in my neck, I went to the doctor and underwent an MRI. The report showed that I did indeed have a pinched nerve, but the pathologist also saw lacerations and suspicious marks on my spinal cord as well…scary, to say the least. I was sent to see a neurologist, who did a ridiculous number of tests – more MRI’s, a spinal tap, over fifty blood tests, and numerous cognitive and balance tests. After receiving the results, he told me that I have a form of Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS), and that I have had it for anywhere between 10 to 20 years. I went and sat in my car and called my wife, and cried for about half an hour. I’m sure people in the parking lot thought I was losing it, and I guess I kind of was.

  2. tyramail

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    I was diagnosed in 2017 and can 100% understand crying in a car. Hopefully his isn’t progressive and he’s able to keep it at bay.
  3. vinylfilmaholic


    I saw them last summer on the Summerland tour w/ Local H and Marcy Playground and I noticed that the songs were tuned down a step or two, was wondering why that was, maybe it can be attributed to that? Still a great live band and seems like a decent dude.
  4. bradsonemanband

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