Paul Stanley of KISS has vocal cord surgery
Paul Stanley, lead singer of the rock band KISS, recently underwent surgery to "address some recurring vocal cord issues."
Doctors say the procedure, which took place on Tuesday, was a success and expect his recovery to be "swift and complete," according to a statement posted on the 59-year-old rocker's website.
"I hold myself to a higher standard than others do," Stanley was quoted as saying. "With that in mind, I wanted to remedy a few minor issues that come with 40 years of preaching rock n' roll."
Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer make up the "shock rock" band, which has spurred hits such as "Rock and Roll All Nite" and "Detroit Rock City."
KISS members are known for their black and white makeup and flashy costumes. Stanley's on-stage character is dubbed "The Starchild," as he performs with a black star painted around his eye.In 2012, the group plans to release its 20th studio album, "Monster," which the band says will not contain any ballads, and embark on a world tour that will continue through to 2013. KISS performed in the United States and Canada earlier this year.
Simmons, who dons black makeup over both his eyes in concert and is known for his long tongue, is also a reality star. The 62-year-old and his family appear on the show "Gene Simmons: Family Jewels," which airs on the A&E cable network.
The series is currently on its seventh season and was recently picked up for an eighth, a channel spokesperson told OnTheRedCarpet.com on Thursday, October 27. Simmons Tweeted a day earlier that 12 additional episodes have been ordered.