Big continues their “Stories We Could Tell” album tour with their drummer Pat Torpey.
Although he does not take on the heavy duty job anymore, fans are still delighted to see him on some of the band’s tour.
Pat shared his current status on his battle against Parkinson’s and until when will fans see him touring with the band.
Music Radar spoke with the drummer about his current condition and what is his future with Mr.
He shared how the doctor found out about his Parkinson’s disease.
“What’s interesting is, I went to have a nerve test, and the woman who did it seemed to give off certain signals,’ he explained.
“I had mentioned that I had rotator cuff surgery, and she said, ‘No, this isn’t from a rotator cuff.’ There was something about her attitude that just said, ‘This guy has Parkinson’s.'” He also shared how everyday life is dealing with Parkinson’s disease.
“My Parkinson’s is pretty controllable at this point,” he said.
“I’m pretty grateful in how controlled it is.
My son will see me have a tremor every now and then, and he’ll say, ‘Dad, you’re shaking.
Stop.’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah, yeah, I know.’ [Laughs] I’m doing great.
I’m sleeping and doing stuff.
The drumming is compromised a bit.” He continued, “funnily enough, I had to have a shoulder replacement a couple of months ago.
I burned bright, but I burned out, too.
[Laughs] I had a sling on for about six months.
Everything’s been rebuilt, and it’s amazing how great it is.
I’m getting stronger every day.” Lastly, here’s what fans can expect from Pat Torpey in the upcoming months.
He confirmed that touring may no longer be a possibility but he and Eric Martin are working on some new materials.
“Not the band touring, but Eric and I might do some unplugged performances.
Right now I’m working on that.
I’m drumming, but it’s baby steps,” he said.