G.G. Anderson (72) can breathe easy: The pop singer has survived his facial paralysis. Shortly before Christmas last year, the 72-year-old suffered right-sided facial paralysis, and doctors blamed it on nerve inflammation. Nine months later, Anderson has now recovered, as he confirms to the "Bild" newspaper. "I'm so glad this nightmare is over," he says.
"I look better than ever now, the illness was like a makeover," says Anderson. The fans would have helped him the most - they would have "given him the feeling (...) that they love me even with a disfigured face". Accordingly, it was "absolutely right" to "go on tour despite facial paralysis and not to hide". He is also grateful to his wife Monika. It was "not easy" for her to "get through this time with me".
"But Monika stood by my side and she would have stayed with me if the paralysis hadn't returned. That's real love!" Anderson enthuses.