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Basti Artadi slowly returns to performing after his operation

Wolfgang vocalist Basti Artadi says he’s taking ‘baby steps’

BY
Joan Leary

FRESH SCOOPS

05/12/2017 10:19 AM
Basti Artadi slowly returns to performing after his operation

051217-BastiArtadi_PUSH.jpgLast year, Wolfgang vocalist and theater actor Basti Artadi, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2009, revealed his health condition and sought financial assistance. After raising enough funds, he went to San Francisco for his operation. He later returned to the Philippines saying he’s getting better.

He recently performed at “A Rock Out For All Ages,” Dr. Martens’ 57th Anniversary celebration at the Bratpack store in Greenbelt 5, and wowed the crowd in what was his first gig after his operation.

In an interview with Interaksyon, Basti said he’s still cautious about his health.


“I’m good. And I’ve just been taking it easy first. I started working maybe two or three days ago. And the doctor says it will get stronger as time passes. I’m just working to get back to top form,” he shared.

“I’m just taking things baby steps. I’m not actively going out looking right now because… To tell you the truth I’m totally winded from that (referring to performance) and I shouldn’t be, I should be normal. Wala pa sa kondisyon,” he added.

However, Basti confirmed that there wouldn’t be a reunion of Wolfgang anytime soon. Instead, he is planning to record an album with his new band.

“We’re putting the finishing touches on this new album with this band I’m with called Plan of Fools, which is very, very exciting. There’s no music like this in the Philippines,” he said.

“There are so many things going on. When you listen to a song you’ll hear this, when you listen to another song you’ll hear these…we have violin, we have banjo…It’s totally different from the other things I’ve worked on. Totally different,” he added.