While performing on stage in Las Vegas, on August 12th, 2018 at approximately 12:30 am Oz Fox had a seizure on stage. He was taken to the hospital to stabilize his vitals and was given a CAT scan & MRI. Results showed that he had 2 masses in his head, one by his ear and the other in the back of his brain. The next day he was given a spinal tap. Results stated he had no infections in his spine, so now Oz will go under testing for brain surgery biopsies.
At this time, the procedures that need to be done will not be covered on insurance. We are in the process of attempting to get him coverage, but in the meantime, his hospital bills are piling up at an enormous rate! We don’t know how much the brain biopsies will cost, nor what will happen when we get the results back–whether he will need more surgery to remove any tumors or treatment plans for healing.
Oz cannot drive, fly or work for 3 months because of the potential seizures. Stryper has had to cancel some of the shows out of the country because Oz cannot perform due to his medical condition.
Anything that is given will go directly to the costs incurred to help to Oz & Annie with medical bills and supplement any income lost.
Oz has been in Stryper for over 30 years as a founding member and is in many different bands in Las Vegas—Sin City Sinners, Hart Attack & Bloodgood. God has used his joy filled soul and zest for life in so many ways with countless people! When you meet Oz–you feel like you’ve known him all your life! He is a wonderful son, dad, husband, musician, but most of all a faithful, reliable and a loyal friend. He would give his shirt off his back to help anyone in need–that’s who he is. Oz truly has a heart of gold!
Oz would like to sincerely thank everyone—he is overwhelmed with the support that’s been shown so far—he didn’t know so many people would care so deeply.
If you cannot give through Go Fund Me, you can send a check to:
10120 W Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89147
We love you all! Your love, support & concern has meant more than you know. We trust God and not the results! Please continue to lift Oz up in prayer for total healing & restoration~Annie (wife of Oz)
Stryper‘s tour of Australia is scheduled to begin tomorrow (August 17). The band will then play two shows in Tokyo, Japan before returning to the States in September for a number of scattered dates that run through November.
AUG 17 – MAX WATTS, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
AUG 18 – MAX WATTS, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
AUG 19 – THE GOV, ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA
AUG 21 – THE TRIFFID, BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
AUG 25 – KAWASAKI CLUB CITTA, TOKYO, JAPAN
AUG 26 – KAWASAKI CLUB CITTA, TOKYO, JAPAN
SEPT 7 – GRAND ROCK TEMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL, HINCKLEY, MN
SEPT 8 – THE ARCADA THEATRE, ST. CHARLES, IL
SEPT 13 – HOUSE OF BLUES, ORLANDO, FL
SEPT 15 – “ROCK IN VIVO FEST” @ VIVO BEACH CLUB, ISLA VERDE, PUERTO RICO
OCT 12 – THE VOGUE, INDIANAPOLIS, IN
OCTOBER 14 – DIAMOND BALLROOM, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (NEW DATE)
OCT 18 – STAMPEDE, AURORA, CO
OCT 20 – LEATHERHEADS SPORTS BAR, DRAPER, UT
OCT 25 – THE MARQUEE, TEMPE, AZ
OCT 26 – RIALTO THEATRE, TUCSON, AZ
OCT 27 – CANNERY HOTEL & CASINO, LAS VEGAS, NV
OCT 31 – WHISKY A GO GO, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
NOV 2 – SAN MANUEL CASINO, HIGHLAND, CA (NEW DATE)
NOV 3 – THE CANYON THEATRE, SANTA CLARITA, CA
NOV 4 – ACE OF SPADES, SACRAMENTO, CA
The band’s latest album “God Damn Evil” has been released on April 20 via Frontiers Music Srl. Produced by frontman Michael Sweet, it is Stryper‘s most powerful album to date,
“God Damn Evil” debuts at #1 on Billboard’s Christian Album Sales, #2 on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums, #3 on Billboard’s Top Current Hard Music Albums, #5 on Billboard’s Top Independent Current Albums, #7 on Billboard’s Top Current Rock Albums, #12 on Billboard’s Top Current Physical Albums, #14 on Billboard’s Top Current Albums, #21 on Billboard’s Top Current Digital Albums and #77 on Billboard Top 200. In addition, “God Damn Evil” soared to #1 on the iTunes and Amazon Hard Rock charts immediately upon release.
The follow-up to 2015’s “Fallen” marks Stryper‘s first effort since the addition of former Firehouse bassist Perry Richardson. Perry joined the band as the replacement for Stryper‘s longtime bassist Tim Gaines, who was fired from the group last year.
Perry did not play bass on Stryper‘s new album due to scheduling constraints. The bass tracks on “God Damn Evil”were laid down by John O’Boyle, who played bass on Sweet‘s last two solo albums.
Our review of “God Damn Evil” can be found here.