John O'Regan On Becoming Diamond Rings

Dec 5, 2012

John O'Regan live at Radio City Music Hall.
John O'Regan live at Radio City Music Hall.
Credit Chris La Putt

Musician John O'Regan was touring with his indie rock band when one night after a show he started having convulsions. He was rushed to the hospital where John wound up getting emergency treatment for Crohn's disease. O'Regan had to stay in the hospital for weeks. But all that time in spent recovering kick-started a surprising persona shift in his musical career.

In this excerpt from a longer interview with the CBC's Sook Yin lee, John O'Regan talked about what happened to him during his time spent healing, and what the experience helped him learn about himself and his music.

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