“SYDNEY, Australia – The lead singer of the hugely popular childrenâ€™s group The Wiggles announced Thursday he will stop performing after being diagnosed with a chronic condition that causes dizziness, fatigue and nausea.
In a video-recorded statement, Greg Page said a little-understood disorder called orthostatic intolerance had left him debilitated.
â€œItâ€™s not a life-threatening condition by any means, but it is one thatâ€™s going to be with me for the rest of my life,â€ said Page, 34, who is known for his bright yellow T-shirt. â€œIt means that Iâ€™ll no longer be able to sing and dance as I want to, and as a result Iâ€™ve decided to stop performing with The Wiggles.â€
Page, who helped found The Wiggles in 1991, handed his yellow T-shirt over to his understudy, Sam Moran, who has been performing with the group for more than a decade as a backup singer and dancer.
â€œIâ€™ll miss being a part of The Wiggles very much, but this is the right decision because it will allow me to focus on managing my health,â€ Page said.”
Call me a curmudgeon, but The Wiggles just won’t be the same without Greg. Can you imagine the Rolling Stones being fronted by someone other than Mick.