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.
CD reviews for The Knitters
The title of this, only the second ever Knitters studio CD, is intended to be funny: You see, there's really nothing modern about the folk and country these SoCal hillbillies create. About the only thing truly "new" with this recording, is the way these primarily day job punk rockers (including John Doe, Exene Cervenka, and DJ Bonebrake of X) put roots-y spins on previously rocking tunes. Such musical makeovers range from X's own "Burning House of Love" to a less wild take on Steppenwolf's "Born To Be Wild. ...