Paul Stanley Thought He Was Gonna Die During Flu Battle
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Recalling what Paul Stanley stated in his last post after canceling their Ottawa, Toronto, and Knoxville shows due to his flu, the KISS co-founder, rhythm guitarist and co-lead vocalist said at that time:
“I’ve done everything possible to get onstage and be a part of the incredible 2 1/2 hour celebration we planned but this flu has made it impossible.”
Fortunately, he was able to recover and was able to perform last Saturday night. As usual, the band did a stunt-filled set at Indianapolis’ Gainbridge Fieldhouse.
However, it seems that the flu made him question whether it was his time already. During the Q&A session on the pre-show soundcheck of the band’s concert, he was heard saying:
“You know, I’ve done shows with cracked ribs, I’ve done shows with a 103 fever. This time, I literally… I was wondering if it was my time. But anyway, I’m here and it’s awesome.”
The band is down to their last four shows. KISS is set to close their farewell tour thus coming December 2 at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. Fans around the world can also watch their live performance via pay-per-view.
In some other news, Stanley paid tribute to the founder of KISS Army and Indiana native, Bill Starkey. During their show at Indianapolis’ Gainbridge Fieldhouse, he took time to thank the person responsible for forming the band’s fan club in 1975. Stanley said:
“There was a radio station in Terre Haute, Indiana that wouldn’t play Kiss and an amazing young guy – cause it just takes one young person with a little bit of balls and independence to make things happen – Bill Starkey called the radio station and said, ‘If you don’t play Kiss… we will surround your radio station.’ They thought it was a joke… until the station was surrounded and they played Kiss!”