Houston pop-punk act Fenix TX revealed on their Facebook page that their singer/guitarist Will Salazar was hospitalized with a stroke and has been recovering but his motor skills, equilibrium and vision have affected him. As a result, the band has cancelled their upcoming shows and Salazar’s bandmates have set up a fund to help cover his medical expenses for anyone who wants to donate at the link below. Lead guitarist Chris Lewis issued the following statement:
“Hey guys, Will suffered a concussion and a stroke a little over a week ago. He was released from the hospital and is now resting at home. He’s stable and in good spirits but his motor skills, equilibrium and vision have been affected. He’s on a regimen of PT and medication. At this time, all of our shows have been cancelled. We’ll keep you posted and we are hopeful for Will’s full and speedy recovery. We have set up a @gofundme site. We’re asking for donations to cover his hospital, medical and recovery bills here: http://www.gofundme.com/willsalazar
In the meantime, please send your well wishes to Will and his family. We hope to get him back on stage soon. Love you guys. @ChrisALewis”
Other than streaming two new songs (“Coming Home” and “Spooky Action at a Distance“) a few years ago, Fenix TX have not released a full-length studio album since 2001’s Lechuza. Last year, the band stated that their resolution for 2014 was to release a new album, but as of today, the album still hasn’t arrived. We’ll keep you posted as details on the new Fenix TX record come to light.