Drake White is forced to cancel his San Diego Show

August 21, 2019
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I am a big Drake White fan so when I saw the news he had collapsed on stage and then started cancelling shows I was concerned. Now we know why he cancelled his San Diego show. 

 

Drake White has been diagnosed with a debilitating brain disease.but he didn't find out right away. He waited days following an “excruciating” MRI and angiogram. The doctors diagnosis? something called  AVM which they believe is likely a birth defect.

So what is AVM? It stands for arteriovenous malformation (AVM), and it's an abnormal vascular formation in the brain which constricts blood flow.

“It was basically stealing blood from my brain,” White told People magazine. “The neurologist told me that I should be thankful it was caught in time, because it could have caused a stroke.”

 

His battle began at his home in Nashville last winter when he came down with a headache he couldn’t shake.

 

“That morning, I had worked out and went to a lunch meeting, and that’s when the headache started,” White said. “By 2 p.m. I was in bed seeing spots in my left eye, and that’s when my left side started going numb. I tried to sleep it off but woke up with the same intense headache.”

So he decided he didn't want to take any chances and headed straight to the emergency room.

“The true nightmare is having something wrong with you and not knowing what it is,” and on top of that Drake White says. “Nobody could tell me what was wrong.”

He’s already undergone four embolization procedures to reroute blood flow away from the malformation — and doctors say they’ve “knocked out 75 percent of the mass.”

Drake says his prognosis is nothing short of a “miracle.” and he hopes to be AVM-free by the end of this year.