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Can Music Lovers have Epilepsy?


Epilepsy is a mental condition where seizures or fits start affecting the person without any medical or other trigger. Non spontaneous seizures occur only when preciding cause like poison, illness, etc. is present. Most of the time, seizure involves abnormally functioning brain cells. This is due to the electrical and chemical signals.


Prince revealed his struggle with epilepsy during interview with Tavis Smiley on the Tavis Smiley show. He doned the flashy persona which he carried inorder to compensate for illness. Prince said he was often teased as a child which made him very splashy and noisy.

1. Prince


Jimmy Reed was born in 1925 in Mississippi. He was an American blues musician. He had a big impact on the history and progression of rock and roll artists such as Elvis Presley, Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones. Jimmy started showing the symptoms of epilepsy in the year 1952, although the condition was mis-diagnosed as delirium tremens for long time.

2. Jimmy Reed


Richard Jobson was born on October 6, 1960. He is a Scottish filmmaker and television presenter. He also wrote the songs for the Skids (1977–82). He lended his voice as well for these songs. His singing style with Skids was very different and he had written the lyrics of the songs as well. He suffered from Epilepsy.

3. Richard Jobson


Ian Kevin Curtis was born in Manchester on the 15th July 1956. He was under tremendous pressures of working in a touring band which had a bad impact on Ian's health and marriage. Lot of concerts were cancelled and curtailed due to epileptic strokes of Ian. On May 18th 1980 Ian Curtis killed himself at his home in Macclesfield.

4. Ian Curtis


Geoff Rickly is an American musician born in the year 1979. His most popular works involves being the former lead singer and songwriter of Thursday, an American rock band and he is currently fronting United Nations and No Devotion. Rickly was diagnosed with epilepsy and became severely ill due to medication he was taking on a tour.

5. Geoff Rickly


Chris Knox was born on 1952 in New Zealand. He is a rock and roll musician who played for bands like The Enemy and Toy Love. He formed the group Tall Dwarfs which had many unpolished sound and intense live shows making him quite popular. He suffers from Epilepsy. Since his stroke, Knox has done a very small number of live appearances.

6. Chris Knox


Edith Bowman is a radio and she suffered from Epilepsy in the early childhood. She once stopped breathing when she was a baby. She had a severe seizure because she was epileptic. Her grandfather had to hang me upside down to revive me. She had her last seizure at the age of eight and she is fine so far.

7. Edith Bowman
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