former singer for the 80's metal band Iron Maiden has already been
receiving treatment for his leg due to lymphatic fluid build up, will
now have to wear a custom leg brace this week in Croatia.
He's also shown photos of the process on social media, which has been ongoing since January this year.
Di'Anno founded Iron Maiden in 1976 when they did live performances and sold demo cassettes in “Punk Pubs” before being fired and replaced by Bruce Dickinson in 1981, he released two albums with the band including their 1980 self titled debut album and 1981's Killers.
Di'Anno, who turns 64 in May, outlined some recent health issues that he's been struggling with.
He said in an interview with Ultimate Classic Rock: “I caught Sepsis in 2015, it almost killed me.
I had to spend over half a year in hospital in England, with Sepsis you have 45 minutes to be pumped with as much antibiotics in before you die from it, they managed to do that and I'm grateful that they did.
After I got out of the hospital I was sent to a care home for 3 months, during that time I caught MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) which was caused by a type of Staph infection that's resistant to antibiotics.
So it kept delaying things getting better, then they took my knee out and replaced it with a cement block that makes walking nigh impossible for me, then it broke and I had to get another one”.
He's receiving surgery in Zagreb instead of the UK due to the long waiting time brought on during the pandemic.
When commenting on the NHS he said: “Fucking NHS sucks, I was a defender of them big time.
The doctors, nurses, orderlies, and other workers are awesome.
It's the bureaucracy bullshit, management, and the people who run the NHS are total assholes.
Their hands are tied and they don't know what to do, so they dumped me.
I don't blame the doctors and nurses, I understand that it's not their fault”.