His facebook message is touching and very revealing. Hammond is usually private about his personal life, but the "Glory To God" singer has chosen to reach out. Here's his story...in his own words.
"It’s 3:47am friday the 18th of january and in a few hours around 10:30am I’m going to have a procedure done on
my legs to see if I’m a candidate to have another procedure that will relieve
and correct the chronic pain I’ve been living with for over 10 years. This issue
is hereditary and was passed on me so I’m praying I’m candidate.
To walk or stand for any length of time has been excruciating, especially on stage or a
pulpit for over an hour, by the time i finish BLESSED I almost need a wheelchair
but I got waaaay to much pride for that lol."
Or the things most take for granted like a walk through hood or the Sub or park, Grocery shopping,( yes i still do
it sometime), or getting out of low chair, riding in a car for more then 15 min
and parking a small distance away, or walk from concourse to concourse in an
airport. and STEPS… are truly thee enemy.
I know folks have said i need to loose weight and i’ll feel better, like I said its passed down from my previous
generation, because after close to 70lbs weight loss the pain is still almost
unbearable. And here’s another emotionally painful point. As much as I’m a
musician/singer I am/was an equally talented athlete. And to not be able to run
up and down the court with my son is… Well the heartbreak is
indescribable. At 15 he’s gifted with the Rock, but I know even at 52 I’d shake his shoes left then right
then BOOM… BOTTOMS!! Lol.
I’m praying this is the blessing I’ve been waiting for so the quality of my everyday life can greatly improve to
normal. But if this procedure is not for me… I won’t complain, i’ll remember that theres someone out
there whose life is not as positive as mine and would love to upgrade to my problem, I’ll remember
calvary and HIS PAIN and how this lite affection does not compare to HIS
suffering, and the truth that HIS grace is sufficient for me, (more then i need)
and HIS strength is made perfect in my weakness, and i will worship till the
Blessings on you all