Skid Row’s Erik Grönwall shared a video where he explained the third leg of the North American tour “The Gang’s All Here” postponement:
“I had a great performance, a great night (at The Wellmont Theater in Montclair, New Jersey on September 8), and then I went to bed, and I woke up, and I was, like, ‘What the actual f*ck?’ Like, it came from nowhere. And I woke up, (and) I had no voice. It was just gone. I couldn’t even warm up. But we tried our best until last minute.
”And it sucks, because we’re out here, we wanna perform and wanna do what we love, but when you postpone, there’s a lot of people that get affected by a decision like that. There’s a lot of people involved in making the show happen, which makes me feel bad. But also health first. I believe everybody gets this.”
“So for those of you who don’t know, I did a bone marrow transplant two years ago, and I have a new immune system, I have a new blood type, I’m completely new. My immune system is, like, two years old.
”That’s something I just have to live with. Believe me, it beats the alternative. It’s gonna take a while to build up the resistance and the immune system again.
“Six months after my transplant, I was on tour with Skid Row. It’s been going great. But I need more time to recover.
”Being on tour six months after a transplant, after chemo and everything, is not really standard, so to speak. My body and my immune system obviously need more time to recover.”