Last year, Jürgen Drews (77) made it public that he was terminally ill. The hit star suffers from peripheral polyneuropathy, a nerve disease that affects the range of motion in his legs. Nevertheless, it is out of the question for Drews to take it easy: he is currently on tour with Florian Silbereisen (40).
“I have it under control because I can still walk quite well. My legs still carry me. Sometimes I shuffle a bit, but I’m not in pain,” explains the German musician “Bild”. But anyone who visits his performances will see that Drews is slower on stage.
A corona infection got to him. Drews says that shortly before the tour started, his test result was positive and his performances were on the brink. “That’s why I cried at home like a castle dog. I was so looking forward to the tour and couldn’t have borne having to cancel performances.” Fortunately, he recovered in time for the premiere.
Retirement is out of the question
At the age of 77, retirement is not yet an issue for Jürgen Drews. “The moment I realize that everything is annoying me, I stop.” But that is not yet the case. (bnr)