Lead singer for Bang Tango, Joe Leste has posted the following on his Official Facebook page regarding his recent stroke:
Hey Peeps- My blood pressure medicine failed me last week and I had a stroke. I am currently in a rehabilitation hospital working on getting better. And if you know me, you know- DON’T COUNT ME OUT!!!!
Joe is apparently recovering in an Arizona hospital and a Go-Fund Me campaign has been set up to help with his medical bills at https://www.gofundme.com/f/joe-lestes-medical-relief-fund
On the Go Fund Me page, Joe’s wife has posted the following info:
Hi- This is Jessica, Joe’s wife. I know Joe has made many friends over the years, so I am hoping the rock community can band together and provide a little help by donating or by sharing this link.
You may not know, but Joe suffered a stroke on the morning of August 10th. Joe was not feeling well and It was obvious to me that something was very wrong. He was rushed to HonorHealth Deer Valley hospital here in Phoenix where he spent 5 days in the cardiac unit. Joe has battled hypertension for 30 years and to manage it, he takes daily blood pressure medicine. Unfortunately, his medicine was not doing its job and he had a stroke. Thankfully Joe’s blood pressure has since been stabilized with new medication. Joe is currently in a rehabilitation hospital working on getting better. At this time it is unknown how long his recovery will take.
All funds raised will be used to cover the medical expenses incurred from Joe’s medical care and recovery. *Although we have medical insurance, we have a very high deductible and there will be expenses that insurance won’t adequately cover.
Thank you everyone in advance!