Published Dec 01, 2008Former Long Blondes guitarist Dorian Cox is getting some new bionic treatment following his debilitating stroke earlier this year at age 27. In a bid to regain the use of his right hand, Cox has been outfitted with the SaeboFlex, a "revolutionary mechanical glove" that is helping him regain movement in his hand and set his life back on track.
"It's a fantastic service, it's helping tremendously and I think it can work wonders for me and others - it's almost like a gym for my hand," Cox told the Daily Telegraph of his new rehabilitation treatment. "I know things might never be the same again and nobody can give me a definite answer about whether I'll play guitar again, but I'm getting back on track with their help."
As previously reported, the Long Blondes were forced to call in a day in October following Cox's setback and the news that he would no longer be able to play guitar.
"That was a nightmare because it meant the band couldn't carry on and my livelihood had suddenly gone. But it could have been a lot worse," he said, adding: "I have to stay upbeat - there's no point dwelling on it. If I want to get back to how I was, I need to adopt a positive attitude."
Long Blondes front-woman Kate Jackson is now recording a solo album with Suede guitarist/producer Bernard Butler.
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