Gene Simmons Reflects On His Heart Scare

(Classic Rock) Gene Simmons says people with heart problems should lead healthy lifestyles to protect themselves. The Kiss bassist and vocalist was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation 10 years ago after he began feeling unwell during a performance.

He says: "We were on tour somewhere and the stage temperature goes up by about 100 with all the stage lights. My heart would go, 'Ba boom, ba boom.' I started perspiring, getting dizzy and short of breath.

"I called the doctor, who said, 'This is what's going on. This is something called A-Fib,' and he went through a list. It was a lot to take in." But Simmons says that, while he is prone to symptoms, he gets enough sleep and drinks a lot of fluid to prevent another scare.

He adds: "For the record I've never been high or drunk, never smoked. You've got to lead a healthy lifestyle. Find out what's going on in the inside. You might not see it from the outside, but you'll feel it." Read more and watch the video here.

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