Iron Maiden Icon ‘Can’t Walk’ After Surgery

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The former Iron Maiden frontman Paul Di’Anno has been receiving lymphatic drainage treatments in Zagreb, Croatia. It has been noted that it is being as part of the preparation for his upcoming knee surgery. He will be fitted for a custom leg brace this coming week.

An update on the health condition of Paul Di’Anno

BLABBERMOUTH.NET reported that Stjepan Juras, a Maiden fan and author of many Maiden-related books is taking care of Paul during his stay in Croatia. They have been provided the following update regarding Paul’s condition:

It was noted that “Paul was originally supposed to wear a carbon orthosis that would be thin and firm and over which he could wear his sneakers. However, his condition did not allow that type of orthosis and doctors suggested an orthosis with an already fitted shoe (which would mean he would have to walk for several months with two different shoes and that didn’t seem like the best option to him).”

Another option was also revealed and it was the “temporary leg stiffness surgery and the installation of external fixators, after which Paul, awaiting major artificial knee implant surgery, could walk.”

It would be “a little stiffer, but he would walk.” The updated revealed that “Paul agreed to this.” However, after an ultra-scan and additional examination of the body, the doctors concluded that his circulation in his leg was not yet good enough for the operation to be performed safely.

It has been also revealed that Paul will probably go to several barochamber treatments to improve circulation. But as it seems, the orthopedists have been looking for the best temporary solution and finally they found a type of orthosis that would suit Paul perfectly and that he could walk with.

“On Monday, Paul goes on to take foot measurements to make him a custom orthosis. When the orthosis arrives, Paul will spend some time in Croatia learning to walk again, and doctors predict that he will be able to get to his first concert after seven years (May 21, 2022). After that, Paul will have to walk and exercise intensively for several months in order for his circulation to fully recover and when that happens, he will be ready for the final surgery.”