Former Mountain guitarist Leslie West heroically rolled onto the stage of New York’s BB King Blues Club Tuesday night (Jan. 31) to perform in public for the first time since he was forced to have his lower right leg amputated as a result of diabetes complications.
After being forced to have his lower right leg amputated as a result of diabetes complications last year, guitar legend Leslie West, 66, was forced to cancel a tour — not because he was unable to perform, but because he didn’t have transportation equipped for a wheelchair.
Legendary Mountain guitarist Leslie West remains in serious condition today at a Mississippi hospital. West had part of his leg amputated as a result of complications from diabetes. There's a bit of irony here. Read why on the next page.