Original KISS drummer Peter Criss and his wife Gigi will walk again this year in support of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
The event will take on place Sunday, October 16 in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey beginning at 10 a.m.
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While some men feel embarrassed because of “this macho crap,” Criss told CNN surviving breast cancer was actually a blessing. He was treated before the tumor could spread and said he was speaking about male breast cancer to raise the profile of this rare disease.
Criss, who played drums for KISS and was known as “Catman,” offered this advice to men who spot lumps in their breast: “Don’t sit around playing Mr. Tough Guy. Don’t say ‘It’s going to go away.’ It might not and you might not see life anymore and how beautiful that is.”
Criss, who is currently working on a new rock album, told Reuters his bout with cancer had affected his songwriting.
“My lyrics are not so deep and dismal,” he said. One of the tracks on the album, expected next year, is called “Hard Rock Knockers”.
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