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Soulfly’s Max Cavalera recovering from Bell’s Palsy

Posted by Fireball13 on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 7:25 AM (PST)

Max Cavalera, frontman of Arizona thrash band Soulfly, is recovering from a bout with Bell’s Palsy. This is a temporary condition that is a form of facial paralysis resulting from a dysfunction of the cranial nerve VII that results in the inability to control facial muscles on the affected side.

Cavalera was diagnosed with a case of Bell’s Palsy last week upon his return from Australia. He consulted a doctor and was put on antibiotics. He is improving greatly and is expected to make a full recovery imminently.

Of his recent illness, Cavalera said, “I woke up one morning after coming home from Australia and the whole room was spinning. I looked at Gloria and said, ‘There’s something wrong here.’ She said, ‘Your face looks weird.’ I went to the mirror and couldn’t move half of my face. We thought I was having a stroke, so we rushed to the hospital. I learned my condition was called Bell’s Palsy but I’d never heard of that. It’s a f—ng weird disease. My right eye won’t blink, and half of my face feels like I’ve been punched by Mike Tyson! It hurts like hell. Anyway, I am leaving for Brazil. The show must go on and this Bell’s Palsy ain’t gonna stop a metalhead from his duties. I hope I’ll be ok and thanks to all the fans concerned with me. Stay Metal.”

Soulfly’s upcoming album Enslaved is set to be released on March 13 via Roadrunner Records.

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  1. sascha2/22/2012 7:44 AM | Permalink

    soulfly for ever max is my idol i got 2 reasons 1 the best music makes he always good music i heard it when i was born and love it 2 he took me in holland on stage in de vorstin i always go to his concerts in nederland cavelrea to soulfly amazing dont ever stop metal this is why i love metal soulfly!!

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