Trance mainstay Ashley Wallbridge hospitalized with meningitis
Trance mainstay and melodic genius Ashley Wallbridge is in the hospital fighting meningitis, according to close friend and Garuda Records co-owner Gareth Emery. A post to made to the latter’s Instagram account on August 12 explains that Wallbridge cannot currently move his legs because of the infection and asked fans to show their support for the UK producer.
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My boy @ashwallbridge needs your thoughts & prayers right now. Just got the fucking shit news that he is in hospital fighting Meningitis. Right now he can’t move his legs at all and is waiting on various tests and shit 🙁🙁 . As well as co-owning one half of Garuda with me, Ash makes amazing music and has also co-produced a bunch of my tracks over the years. Super fucking talented guy and also one of the funniest fuckers you will ever meet. Please give him a follow and send him some love either on his own page or this post… he has a major fight on his hands and every comment / follow will mean a lot. Stay strong, the trance scene is rooting for you man. Gaz xx #ashleywallbridge #garuda #trancefamilly
Meningitis is an inflammation of the brain, generally procured virally or bacterially. Effects to the nervous system can be alarming, but in many cases are temporary. The infection is generally treated with antibiotics and has a survival rate of around 85 percent.
Ashley Wallbridge is a lynchpin of the trance community, having produced official remixes for everybody from Empire of the Sun to Pryda. His latest single, “Diamonds,” is trance music at its finest, and poignantly demonstrates the British producer’s knack for melodic greatness.