Former Stryper bassist Tim Gaines is working on his autobiography. In the book, which does not currently have a tentative release date, Gaines will write about his experience with chronic lyme disease, with which he was diagnosed more than a decade ago.
He says: “I was infected by a tick in 2008. Ten days into the infection, I was sent to the ER, being told by an urgent care doctor that I was having a heart attack. In the months that followed, one of the first indications that something was desperately wrong with my system was I started having fatigue and night sweats. As the fatigue came and went, I experienced unusual body sweats while playing on stage. I would become embarrassingly ‘soaked’ in sweat after only a few songs.”