NDW star Markus has undergone an operation on his head. Before that, the musician suffered from the nervous disease trigeminal neuralgia for many years.

NDW star Markus (62) suffered from the nervous disease trigeminal neuralgia for over ten years. This was revealed by the musician “Bild am Sonntag”. About the pain attacks that occur in the face as a result of the disease, he told the newspaper: “I had seizures in which I fell out of my shoes in the middle of the pedestrian zone and suddenly lay on the ground.” After the diagnosis, he was “medicated” and “received the strongest painkillers. The tablets dampened the autonomic nervous system,” he says.

In 2019, a specialist from the Mainz University Hospital was able to help the singer, who was born Markus Mörl. The expert advised him to have an operation. “It lasted six hours. It went into my head from the back, then turned to my spinal cord. There, the nerve cord was coated with a Teflon layer so that the veins could no longer trigger the stimulus. When I woke up, the pain was gone and I didn’t come back either. I have a hundred percent more joie de vivre now,” said the singer to “Bild am Sonntag”.

In show business for decades

In the 1980s, Markus celebrated great success with hits like “I want fun” or “Little flashlight burn”. The singer could also be seen in some TV shows. In 2017, for example, he took part in “Das Sommerhaus der Stars” together with his partner Yvonne König. The pair placed fourth. Three years later, the two married in front of the RTLzwei television cameras.