X's Exene Cervenka discloses she has MS
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
– X singer Exene Cervenka said Tuesday she has multiple sclerosis.
"After some months of not feeling 100-percent healthy, I recently had some medical tests run and the prognosis is that I am suffering from multiple sclerosis," Cervenka said in a prepared statement. "Apparently, it has been affecting me for quite some time."
"My focus will certainly be on maintaining my health - many people remain strong and continue to live their lives as productively as they had before an MS diagnosis and I plan to be one of those people."
Cervenka has been touring with X, and the tour will continue. She also is slated to release a solo album later this year on Bloodshot.
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