Long Blondes guitarist gets 'bionic' arm
1st Dec 2008 | 11:38
Indie man hopes to beat effects of stroke
Yorkshire indie band The Long Blondes split earlier this year when guitarist Dorian Cox tragically suffered a stroke, aged just 27.
Now the guitarist is hoping to relearn to play guitar using some revolutionary medical technology.
Cox is undergoing weekly neurological physiotherapy sessions at York Science Park using a 'bionic' hand to help him regain movement. The Saeboflex arm supports the wrist and assists patients to grasp and release objects.
Cox: "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.
Dorian Cox at therapy. Picture copyright Yorkshire Post.
"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.
"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 singer Kate Jackson is now recording a solo album with writer-producer Bernard Butler (Duffy, Sharleen Spiteri).