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Steve Grimmet Has Leg Amputated Below Knee To Stop Infection

After releasing new album "Walking In The Shadows" back in September of 2016, Steve Grimmet's Grim Reaper has been performing live in support of the release. Those shows came to an end after Steve was rushed to a hospital following Saturday night's performance for an emergency operation to remove an infection from his foot.

According to a post from Steve's wife Millie, that operation was unsuccessful, and Steve has now had part of his leg amputated. She issued this announcement via the band's Facebook profile:

"Unfortunately the operation didn't work and Steve is currently in the operating theatre having limbs removed. We don't know how much of the leg will need to be removed but Steve is very very ill. He has an aggressive infection that spread very quickly over night. I am sorry to say the rest of the tour has been cancelled. I am hoping to fly out myself soon and stay with Steve until he is ready to come home so I may meet some of you then. But don't worry, the voice WILL be back."

A few hours later this message was then posted: "Yesterday Steve had his right leg removed from below the knee. The infection was so aggressive it spread from his toes to his knee over night. I've briefly spoken to him and he sounds in high spirits, laughing and joking. Hopefully he will start his journey home next week."

Finally this morning Millie released this statement: "Thank you so much for all the messages, emails and calls, regarding Steve's condition. I am genuinely overwhelmed and can't keep up with them all, but I will respond eventually so please bear with me. I know steve will be humbled by all the good wishes and for everyone's support."

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1. Blindgreed1 writes:

Man, that's rough. Speedy recovery Steve.

# Jan 18, 2017 @ 11:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Drum_Junkie writes:

My uncle had his right leg amputated just below the knee from a motorcycle accident long ago.

He still rides and he still plays drums.

Glad to hear that Steve is in good spirits. Stay strong!!

# Jan 18, 2017 @ 12:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Treg writes:

That sounds like the flesh eating bacteria (Necrotizing Fasciitis) nasty sh** to deal with, thoughts are with you Steve!!!

# Jan 18, 2017 @ 2:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. hellrat writes:

Fvck that's brutal, what a bummer...at least they got it before it spread further north....and like Junkie's uncle, people with lower leg prosthetics seem to be capable of still charging hard and living pretty normally

Wishing you the best buddy! \m/

# Jan 18, 2017 @ 5:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. saxon83 writes:

Best wishes to Steve and keep fighting for Metal!

# Jan 20, 2017 @ 10:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. spiral_architect writes:

Back in the 80's, I tore out a Grim Reaper flexidisc of the See You In Hell single that I discovered while flipping through the latest issue of Hit Parader in my local supermarket. It was one of those records that you had to tape a quarter on to make it play correctly. While I am ashamed I stole it, I am glad to have been introduced to an interesting band. I also love the cover art of the actual full length See You In Hell album..............Sorry about your leg, Steve, but glad you've bought yourself more time on this side of death. \m/

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