Wolfgang’s Lead Vocals Basti Needs Funds for His Therapy

Sebastian Artadi, popularly known as “Basti” is one of the remarkable Filipino rock singers of all time. He is the lead vocals of the band Wolfgang. Their hit songs “Halik ni Hudas” and “Natutulog kong Mundo” were both well accepted by heavy rock/metal fanatics during the 90’s. Moreover, they are the first Filipino rock band to release albums internationally.

The band has been on hiatus for a bit, although, been appearing in some shows every now and then.

Meanwhile, his post about his current health condition emerged online earlier today. On his post, he mentioned about his brain tumor diagnosed way back 2009. This tumor is on the nerves that control the right side of his face which is what is causing the paralysis. He also shared how this inevitable condition would eventually affect his singing career.

In verbatim, Basti wrote on his post:

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Hi all, I didnt want to make this public because I didnt want it to be a distraction from the music while I was performing but as my condition gets worse it appears that it is becoming inevitable (speculation is I got Bells Palsy or a stroke, one person even suggested it was because of drugs, I have never and do not take drugs, and the funniest was that I got kulam, haha tangina) and I guess its time I address it. In 2009, I was diagnosed with a tumor in my head, this tumor is on the nerves that control the right side of my face which is what is causing the paralysis.

Basti

Photo credit: Sebastian Artadi’s Facebook page

Shit happens! As a result I had to relearn to sing with a paralyzed mouth and the fatigue that comes with it. Unfortunately it doesn’t end there. Because one side of my facial muscles are working more than the other the inevitable result is that my mouth is slowly being pulled to one side and the doctors have said that I will eventually not be able to talk much less sing. This is why I have decided to do as much as possible in the coming years, singing wise, while I still can. There is a procedure called a facial sling which could temporarily help my situation which I intend to get. I made a shirt recently which I’m selling to help me fund this.

basti wolfgang

Photo credit: Sebastian Artadi’s Facebook page

Its just a picture of my face which I thought would be a good symbol for me getting back the lost symmetry, so no its not because I’m full of myself. I thank God everyday because Im lucky that this thing still left me with the ability to sing, what would have really sucked is if it took 100% of motion from the get go.  So we move on and we do the best we can with what we have. Thanks and I’ll see you around town!

If you like the shirt and want to help please see below to order
https://www.facebook.com/Jeepneyrockstop/

Please text 09156212189 to order. we deliver nationwide and abroad. meet ups: Sat- sm megamall 12nn. boni circle tapa king in front of mandaluyong city hall 5pm onwards rob pioneer 1pm,
Basti Artadi cd- 550 with single

As your fan, I know blessings will be with you as you have been one of the nicest rockstars I’ve ever met.

Guys, once again, if you want to help Basti, please order your shirt here: https://www.facebook.com/Jeepneyrockstop/. Or you may text 09156212189 to order.

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