Don Dokken Gives Update Following News Of Spinal Surgery Complications

By Andrew Magnotta @AndrewMagnotta

February 10, 2020

Don Dokken says his doctors expect him to "fully recover" after he suffered complications from spinal surgery in November.

Dokken told the Classic Metal Show last month that after having the procedure, his "hands [were] dead."

"They don't move," he explained. "It's very strange. It's an interesting way to live your life."

He added at the time that he was in physical therapy four days a week and was unsure how much he could expect to recover. He surmised that he would never play guitar again.

This weekend Dokken's official social media offered an encouraging update, explaining that the singer has made significant progress since the beginning of the year and is doing "much better."

While Dokken is still dogged by issues with his hands, doctors expect him to "fully recover, but it will take time," the update read. He still can't play guitar but his singing voice in unaffected.

At this time, Dokken is expected to play his scheduled shows coming up in March.

The statement added that he has been "actively writing new music" and "is in great spirits" in no small part due to the "outpouring of support" from his fans.

"You can expect more Dokken music and shows this year, just don't expect somersaults!" the statement concluded.

Dokken's shows this year include a handful of appearances with George Lynch and Alice Cooper this spring and summer.

Get all of his tour dates here.

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