Loving Mike Portnoy

Let me just say: thank you, Mike.  Your level of professionalism and integrity is nothing but an inspiration.
Let me just say: thank you, Mike. Your level of professionalism and integrity is nothing but an inspiration.

For what it’s worth, I’m amazed at the questioning of-and anger at-American drummer, Mike Portnoy.  A controversy about him seems to be raging on Facebook with various members of the Neal Morse Band offering explanations and Mike offering an official apology.

First, I truly hope Mike is feeling better.

Second, I respect him immensely for playing despite being incredibly sick.

Third, his tweet yesterday came as he was INCREDIBLY SICK and trying his best to keep his composure.  I pray for that kind of grace when I’m feeling so nasty.  Looks like you did just fine to me, Mike.

I offer this post for no other reason than to say: Thank you, Mike.  Your dedication to your craft and your fans is a sign of immense integrity.  And, really, I hope you’re feeling better!

3 thoughts on “Loving Mike Portnoy

  1. Kevin Williams

    There is NOBODY who works harder for his fans than Mike. I’d also be frustrated if I was feeling that terrible, wanting nothing more than not to disappoint a waiting audience and (apparently) not being able to get timely treatment so far from home.

    Much respect, Mr. Portnoy. Get better soon!

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  2. Bryan Morey

    Well said, Brad!!! I just looked at some of the comments people left on Facebook and Twitter, and I am shocked at how stupid those people are. If this experience had happened to me, I can only imagine the kind of expletives I would have used. The ambulance ran out of bloody gas! A fan had to drive him to the hospital?! (Awesome fan!) The hospital wouldn’t even take care of him?!! But these morons blame Mike. Unbelievable.

    Best of luck, Mike. You are in my prayers.

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