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Rock star risked career with 'curable' dementia

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 01/17/2013 @ 11:56 pm In Health | No Comments

(ABC News) Dick Wagner had enjoyed a successful life on stage, playing lead guitar for bands like Alice Cooper, Aerosmith and Kiss, when he had a stroke and a heart attack in 2007.

“I woke up from a coma after two weeks with a paralyzed left arm,” said Wagner, now 70 and living in Arizona. “My profession as a guitarist, I thought was over.”

He and Cooper co-wrote the majority of the band’s top-selling songs, including the 1975 hit, “Welcome to My Nightmare.”

But Wagner’s own personal horror show had just begun. He worked hard at rehabilitation, but new symptoms began to appear: mental fuzziness and an odd gait.

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