Don Dokken says that he is “doing much better” after his recent neck and spine surgery.
The following statement was posted on DOKKEN‘s official social media:
“Earlier today a series of interviews were put out on music news websites regarding Don‘s health and use of his hands… That interview came out in early January 2020.
“Don had neck and spinal surgery in early November 2019. There were some complications; Don‘s right arm and hand were partially paralyzed as well as overall weakness in his body.
“Since that interview in January, Don is doing much better and his doctors do expect him to fully recover but it will take time. He does continue to have difficulty holding items and at this time is unable to play guitar, this does not affect his voice. That being said, there are no changes at this time to the upcoming show schedule.
“Don has been actively writing new music, is in great spirits, looks forward to the upcoming Dokken shows and greatly appreciates the outpouring of support.
“You can expect more great Dokken music and shows this year, just don’t expect somersaults!”