Logan Stapleton of Magic Men Australia chatted with #Powerjournalist Markos Papadatos about his latest endeavors, his recent health crisis (with his heart), and his future plans with music and his band.
Byron Pulsifer once said: “Imagine, dream, and believe in yourself. With determination and belief, you will be surprised at what you accomplish.” This quote applies to Logan Stapleton.
“I am feeling good,” he said. “I’ve definitely been recovering a lot better. It was rough for a while, I had complication after complication after the surgery. Now, I am in the recovery stage, and I have bounced back quite well.”
He is looking forward to performing again for Magic Men Australia, in an effort to “get back into the swing of things.” “I’m not fully back yet. I am testing the body out to see how it’s doing,” he said. “Hopefully, very soon. I am itching to getting back on that stage.”
Stapleton feels that because of the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine, which was mandated in Australia, he suffered four heart attacks (all before the age of 32). “It was wild,” he admitted. “Those two AstraZeneca jabs completely changed my life. The way the whole world went around it was so wrong, we were locked up as if we were animals during the pandemic. This was unheard of, I’m someone who is in top-notch physical shape, and fit as can be. I had four heart attacks before I was 32 years old.”
“I was taking nearly 63 pills a day, where 23 were part of my morning routine, and then more throughout the day. A lot of them were painkillers,” he acknowledged.
“I was in so much pain coming out of the surgery to the point where I was on so many painkillers. I couldn’t even text properly because I was unable to do it. I ended up going through painkillers withdrawal after I got out of the hospital, that’s where I got insomnia. I was breaking out in sweats; it was a full withdrawal. Anxiety, panic attacks, and depression in general are so hard to get right… there are so many different medications, and you need to find the one that works for you. I’ve definitely come a long way.”
He revealed that his fellow Magic Men Australia performer, Ceaser Smith, went to visit him while he was in the hospital. “They were so great,” he said. “Magic Men Australia is a very family-based company. Every single one of them was there for me whenever I needed them. I had people messaging me all the time, checking up on me and seeing how I was doing. I was so overwhelmed, and I needed to focus on that recovery.”
“The boys this year have taken Magic Men Australia to the next level,” he added.
Aside from Ceaser Smith, Stapleton is close with Sean Wepener. “Sean is just a ball of energy, he is just so great and so funny,” he exclaimed.
Stapleton noted that all three of his huskies are doing well. “I just took them all for a walk,” he said.
He praised Iron Maiden for being the pinnacle of heavy metal music. “Iron Maiden literally helped create the heavy metal genre,” he said.
Stapleton feels that with AI in the music industry, the music is not going to be the same. “I’m not a big fan of it,” he said. “You study music, you put so much time in it, only for AI to come in and say, ‘here’s a song.’ There is going to be no feeling in it. Art is human, that is exactly right.”
Stapleton shared that his new music is going very well. “We are doing a few covers at the moment, to get back into it. We are doing Bring Me the Horizon, Bad Omens, Killswitch Engage and Trivium covers,” he said. “I am itching to get back in the band mentality. We absolutely smashed those cover songs; I was even getting singing lessons to hone my craft.”
“My band finally decided on a name… we call ourselves The Last Dance,” he said. “This is the last chance that we have to make it in the music business, and if this doesn’t work, we will just give up,” he said with a sweet laugh.
“We are working on songs at the moment,” he foreshadowed.
To learn more about Magic Men Australia, check out their official website.
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