Of Mice & Men’s Austin Carlile Says He ‘Made It’ After Undergoing ‘Final Surgery’
The singer was recently hospitalized for complications stemming from the genetic disorder Marfan Syndrome, which affects the body's connective tissue. Over the past week, the vocalist has undergone a couple of surgical procedures that he hopes will alleviate some of the issues he's had. The vocalist underwent the last of these procedures on Thursday (June 18) and he kept fans up to date both before and after the surgery.
"About to head into the big operation now! Hopefully this will be the most effective of all the procedures they've tried thus far and will get me back on my feet and home again! Even when I finally do get back home, there's still progress to be had from there. Small steps! :)," said Carlile. "My big & final surgery of this whole ordeal is today here in the Stanford Hospital @ 1:30 pm. I'll be under for about 5 hours, here we go!"
He checked back in later in the evening to let fans know he made it through alright, but also revealed that he was dealing with some pain after everything was done. Also of note in his recent tweets was an update that Korn bassist Fieldy had sent him some scripture to read.
The bassist sent along the passage, "But God's discipline is always good for us, so that we might share in his holiness. No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening -- it's painful! But afterward, there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way. So take a grip with your tired hands and strengthen your weak knees. Mark out a straight path for your feet so that those who are weak and lame will not fall but become strong." Carlile offered his thanks for the "wise words" that the Korn musician shared.
Check out all of Carlile's recent pre and post-surgery tweets below.
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