“I woke up one morning and couldn’t walk.”
Celebrated US indie-folk musician and Oscar-nominated singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens has shared his Guillain-Barré Syndrome diagnosis this week, and announced he is relearning how to walk after a hospitalization.
Stevens, 48, who is known for his delicate musical arrangements and poetic lyrics, made his name with his acclaimed third album ‘Michigan’ (2003), the start of an ambitious project to record an album for each of the US’ 50 states. Two ever came to fruition, with 2005’s ‘Illinois’.
He is best known for his stunning album ‘Carrie & Lowell’ (2015), in which he delved into the death of his mother, and his song ‘Mystery of Love’, which was nominated for an Academy Award for 2017’s Call Me by Your Name.