Published October 13 2023 at 15:54
Conquer magazine recently published a big interview with JAY JAY FRENCH of TWISTED SISTER.
Here's an excerpt from the interview:
"Q: Jay Jay, you are well known for your persistence and determination. In fact, I'd say you are an unstoppable force in any endeavor you take on. How did this quality help you when dealing with a cancer diagnosis?
A: My whole life, I've been a survivor. For over a decade, Twisted Sister tried to get a record deal, and we had to endure failure after failure. Rejection after rejection. But our persistence eventually paid off, and we found our way.
Even before my days in Twisted, I was a survivor. I dropped out of high school and got involved in drugs, but I had an amazing sense of self-preservation. Let me just tell you, I did some crazy sh*t, but I had a ball doing it. I survived 250 acid trips and was almost murdered 3 times. Eventually, I realized the lifestyle would come crashing down on me and I would end up arrested, murdered, or OD'ing. So, in 1972, I made a choice and just stopped. Cold turkey.
The point is, I am a survivor. And that's the attitude I brought into my ordeal with prostate cancer."
Watch Jay Jay French perform in the SPIN THE WHEEL project: