101WKQX is sending all the positive love and energy out to Hannah Hooper of Grouplove who recently underwent brain surgery for a condition she has been dealing with for 6 years. Grouplove has performed at Lollapalooza and our Nights WE Stole Christmas in the past, has been a bright light in the alternative music world so it’s hard to see her endure this situation. Hooper has received an outpouring of support online from other alt bands like Cage the Elephant, K. Flay, Best Coast,
Hooper detailed the surgery at the Brain and Brain Spine Center in Arizona in an Instagram post today.
View this post on Instagram
Life is wild. Less then 2 weeks ago I was flying high at my first solo art show – then just a few days ago I was getting checked in for brain surgery at Barrow Brain and Spine in Phoenix. 6 years ago I fainted and woke up in the ICU. We thought it was probably just dehydration and exhaustion but after an MRI the doctors discovered a cavernous malformation in my brain. Over the past 6 years we have been carefully monitoring it while it grew bigger and bigger. It gave me blurred vision, migraines and all kinds of other scary symptoms. I was told that if I didn’t deal with it now, it could lead to much more serious complications down the road. After going back and forth a million times, I realized that facing my fears was the right thing to do for myself and my family. I want to stick around! A few days ago I finally got the surgery. Dr. Michael Lawton and his incredible team of geniuses were able to successfully remove the cav mal from my brain. Accepting love and surrendering to people helping me has healed me on so many levels and for that I’m forever grateful. I am out of the hospital now and getting stronger everyday. I can’t wait to make a full recovery over the next couple of months and be back stronger and better than ever. Thank you to my friends and family who were by my side through it all. Life really is so beautiful. I love my life. ❤️
Enjoy our session in the Lounge with Grouplove from 2017.