Walter Trout – needs a new liver

I’m combining for once guitars and alcoholism on here.

Walter Trout the renowned blues guitarist is currently in UCLA hospital in desperate need of a liver transplant.  He stated when news of the illness broke in the Blues Magazine that “It seems my early years of debauchery, lechery and partying has finally caught up with me.”  The latest statement says “Walter’s condition has rapidly deteriorated. His surgeon and team of doctors say it is a matter of him getting a liver transplant within the next 90 days or he will die.”

Now look at this picture… yes that is before and after and before Walter deteriorated to his current condition.


There is a campaign to raise money for his health bills and to support his family in this time.

I saw him once when with the Blues Breakers and have dipped into his music at times.  He is a great guitarist.  But this post is about what drinking can and will do to you if you don’t get sober and stay sober the statements above and the photos above say it all.   I wish Walter the best for the future.

About furtheron

Music and guitar obsessive who is a recovering alcoholic to boot
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3 Responses to Walter Trout – needs a new liver

  1. fern says:

    Sad story. That sounds like my husbands kind of guitar playing so I forwarded him the news. Thanks for sharing.

  2. good2begone says:

    He is am amazing guitarist. I agree with your sentiments. The photos say it all.

  3. 1looby says:

    Lord—he looks terrible!

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