Legendary rocker Paul Rodgers says health crisis nearly silenced his voice: “I couldn’t speak”
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Legendary rocker Paul Rodgers, best known as the frontman for the bands Free and Bad Company, has opened up about a health crisis that almost robbed him of his ability to sing. The singer and songwriter who has been making music for five decades had kept his struggle a secret — until now.
Several years ago, Rodgers suffered 11 minor strokes and two major strokes, leaving him without the ability to speak.
“I couldn’t do anything to be honest,” Rodgers said. “I couldn’t speak. That was the very strange thing. You know, I’d prepare something in my mind and I’d say it, but that isn’t what came out and I’d go, ‘What the heck did I just say?’”