TORONTO, Ont. – The crowd at Woodbine Park cheered loudly as Canadian rocker Alannah Myles was about to take the stage at one of the summer festivals taking place on Canada Day.
However, the tone changed as the “Black Velvet” singer was carried on and helped seated onto the piano bench using two canes. Although she seemed unable to move her head or neck, her voice sounded great as she played a few songs that really got the crowd rocking.
Finally, Myles explained to the audience that she had overdone chiropractic treatments, having some 500 treatments over three years, and had suffered some severe spinal damage.
She is unable to move her neck and head.
Despite her physical ailment, Myles was in good spirits and put a show that had the crowd cheering. She announced that she is continuing to record new music.