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Dan Deacon offers health update

on November 16, 2009, 8:30am

Last Friday, news surfaced that Dan Deacon had been forced to cancel the remaining dates of his North American tour due to “serious health issues with his back.” Recently, via his MySpace page, the Baltimore based electronic musician took some time to explain what exactly all this meant and why “It sucked major dick.”

About a week ago i started to feel a rather uncomfortable pain in the back of my left leg. at first it was only present when i was sitting but as time went on it started to get more and more painful when standing and eventually it hurt at all times, even when laying down. on wednesday evening the pain had come to a peak and it was impossible to bear and it was frightening, since i had no idea why this was happening. everyone i told about it said it sounded like bad Sciatica. anyway, it sucked major dick. i went to see a massage therapist and an acupuncturist. i tried booking an appointment with a chiropractor but none were available in Northampton, MA on short notice. the massage and acupuncture offered relief but within hours the pain came back and to a level i hadn’t reached yet. i bit the bullet and went to the ER, not knowing where else to go. they gave me some pain killers which helped to bring down the level of the throb. it was a bummer way to end a really awesome tour. everything was going really well and it was one of the most fun tours i had been on. i’m sure my back/leg will be back to normal soon after getting it properly checked out, working it out and getting some much needed rest. hopefully the 5 shows will be rescheduled ASAP. i’ve been touring pretty nonstop for a long time now and that’s going to change. before spiderman of the rings came out i was taking much better care of my body and i wasn’t touring as much. i need to focus more on my health, which will lead to a clearer mind and a more focused music. i’m excited about the future and the various paths that are being presented ahead of me. i’m not sure what the future will bring but hopefully i’ll see you there.


Dan Deacon 2009 Tour Dates:
11/13 – Troy, NY @ Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
11/14 – Worcester, MA @ Clark University
11/15 – Ithaca, NY @ Ithaca College
11/16 – Purchase, NY @ SUNY Purchase
11/18 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar

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