Sebastian Bach’s Drummer Fighting For His Life
Drummer Mark "Bam Bam" McConnell, who played with former Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach from 1997-2005, is fighting for his life right now. Earlier today (May 23), Bach issued the following statement on his Facebook page:
Everybody, please say a prayer. My friend and live drummer for years, also on 'Bring 'Em Bach Alive', Mark Bam Bam McConnell is fighting for his life right now in hospital in Gainesville, Florida. Miracles can happen, though, so everyone have Bam Bam in your hearts and prayers please. He is an amazing drummer and lifelong friend. We love you, Bam Bam. You can kick this in the ass just like you play your drums!! Fight hard, buddy. We all wanna rock with you. We love ya, dude.
While no official word has been given as to McConnell's condition, a friend on McConnell's Facebook page offered the following information in response to a question about what happened:
He is in Shands in Gainesville, FL. His wife Rikki has been keeping me posted. His liver and Kidneys shut down, had swelling on the brain, which caused partial brain damage, but on a high note, I spoke to Rikki earlier and she said he looks alot better today and he is a little more alert, maybe with everyones prayers, he can pull through. I believe in Miracles!! Luv Ya Bam Bam!!!
In addition to drumming with Bach, McConnell was in Southern hard rock band Blackfoot from November 2006 to April 2007.