new york musician Jesse Malin He was paralyzed from the waist down after suffering an extremely rare spinal stroke in early May. Malin’s manager and several artists gathered around Malin to start a fundraiser to cover her medical expenses.
Malin was spending time with friends in the East Village to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the death of former Generation D bandmate Howie Pyro when he suffered a stroke, Rolling Stone reports. “She felt a burning pain in her lumbar region that slowly moved down her hips, down her thighs and into her heels,” they write, adding that she fell to the restaurant floor and has been unable to walk since.
“Everybody was standing over me like in ‘Rosemary’s Baby,’ saying all these different things, and I was there without knowing what was going on with my body,” Malin told the broadcast in her first interview since the accident. Malin says she was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital by Murphy’s Law singer Jimmy G, moving from the mess of the restaurant to a nearby flat.
“This is the hardest six weeks I’ve ever had,” he says. “They’ve been told they don’t really understand it, and they’re not sure about luck. Reports from doctors have been tough, and there are times during the day when you want to cry and get scared. But I keep telling myself that I can do it. I can save my body.”
Malin remains in the hospital, but is expected to be discharged later this month. The veteran artist, known for his enthusiastic stance on stage and stage dives, canceled his performances in the United States and the United Kingdom immediately after his accident, but has not confirmed any details about his health so far.