Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds announced the launch of a new campaign Wednesday to bring awareness to a rare auto-immune disorder known as AS. In an interview with Fox News, the rock star opened up about being diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), a type of arthritis that attacks the spinal cord and causes chronic pain, in 2012.
“It’s debilitating,” he said. “It’s a really scary thing when you’re meeting with doctors and they don’t exactly know what it is, or they think they know what it is and argue with the other doctor that you saw. So you’re continually being kind of ping-ponged between a bunch of different doctors.”