for Tokio Hotel drummer Gustav Schäfer (20)! The Magdeburger had to be
taken into emergency surgery in his hometown. Ruptured appendix, life
threatening! The exclusive interview at his sick bed…
Bravo; You had an emergency surgery for your appendix. What happened?
Two days after new years I woke up with a terrible stomach ache. I got
myself some tea and thought: it will go away eventually. It did go well
on some moments. But when the pain only got worst in the evening I
decided to call a friend.
Bravo; Did you go to the hospital then right away?
No, stupid enough, I didn’t wanna go to the hospital. I underestimated
the whole thing. My friend came over to my house and thank god talked
me into going to the hospital after all.
Bravo; Did they operate on you right away?
Gustav: The doctors first did a few little tests and after that immediately took me into surgery!
Bravo; A ruptured appendix can be very dangerous. How bad was it all?
The doctors told me that if had gotten there a little later it all
could have ended differently. It was really close. Off course you know
that a ruptured appendix can be dangerous. I don’t get from myself why
I acted the way I did. I owe my friend a lot.
Bravo; How did the surgery go? How long did it take? Do you still feel pain?
The surgery took about an hour and happened while I was under full
anaesthetics. The doctors made three small holes in my belly. They
operated through that. Three days later, on 5 January I was released
from the hospital.
Bravo; Do you still have pain?
Gustav: I barely feel pain anymore. But my belly doesn’t really feel great either of course…