Meningitis Took Heavy Toll On The Who's Roger Daltrey

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(Classic Rock) The Who frontman Roger Daltrey admits that he "would have welcomed" death during his harrowing battle with viral meningitis last year. The band were forced to postpone shows until February this year after the lead singer was diagnosed with the disease, which causes inflammation of the tissue covering the brain and spinal cord.

And Daltrey admits that it has had a lasting effect on him. He tells Rolling Stone: "I'm not bullsh*tting you - the meningitis last year took quite a heavy toll on me physically. My legs aren't good. My feet aren't good.

"But I think being able to manage it with the adrenaline of the show, that's all the matters. It's two hours of losing myself and forgetting about my feet. But when I come off..."

He continues: "When I look back at it I'm so lucky to be here. I got a peace of mind out of it that I've never had before. That's kind of nice." Read more here.

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