Only about a year ago, Jürgen Drews revealed that he suffers from the nervous disease polyneuropathy. Star composer Ralph Siegel has now revealed that he is also affected by this disease. Both are mild, but polyneuropathy can also cause paralysis.
His career is and remains unparalleled! Schlager legend Jürgen Drews announced during his emotional performance at Florian Silbereisen’s “Die Große Schlagerstrandparty” that he would end his career in the fall of this year. It was mainly health reasons that made the singer take the drastic decision. He was diagnosed with the nervous disease polyneuropathy a long time ago.
Jürgen Drews reports to “Bild” that “thank God” only has a slight form of polyneuropathy. “It gets on my nerves. So I’m often a bit unsteady on my feet and have to concentrate very much if I’m supposed to walk long distances on stage. I’m not in pain, but my body and my condition are changing,” said the pop singer.
But that’s not all, because star composer Ralph Siegel is said to suffer from the same disease.
Some time ago, the 76-year-old received no good news from the doctor. The diagnosis: polyneuropathy. In an interview with the “Bild” newspaper, Ralph Siegel revealed: “I got the diagnosis about nine months ago.”
How did the symptoms affect him? “It started with pain in my feet,” said the 76-year-old. Siegel continues: “I could hardly walk and stand.” Would he, like Jürgen Drews, consider retiring from music? No way! Ralph Siegel made it clear to “Bild”: “I continue to work – even while sitting!”
Polyneuropathy is a chronic nervous disease. The feet and legs are particularly affected, but the disease can also spread to the arms. Typical symptoms include weakness, tingling, or loss of sensation in the affected areas. In worse cases, complete numbness or paralysis can occur. The respiratory muscles can also be affected.
The original of this article “Ralph Siegel suffers from the same nervous disease as Jürgen Drews” comes from Bunte.de.