There was an article in Rolling Stone, something about "Ten things we learned from Time Stand Still" . . . It talked about Neil's feet on the R40 tour . . .
5. Neil Peart dealt with agonizing foot pain on the tour.
As always, Peart traveled from show to show on his motorcycle. “Of all the things I worried about before this tour, and I worried about my elbows and cardiac arrest, I didn’t worry about the bottoms of my feet,” says Peart. But as he rode through torrential rain with wet boots on his feet, he developed a fungus that grew into eczema psoriasis and bacteria infections. A topical ointment only made the condition worse and walking became nearly unbearable, let alone playing drums for three hours a night. “By the end of the second leg I was walking on two raw stumps,” he says. “So drumming, of course, was agonizing.” But he powered through it, and if that wasn’t enough he developed painful blisters all over his hands at the same time. “He’s such a stoic guy,” says Lifeson. “I can’t believe he played through that.” Adds Lee: “There were two weeks of utter hell for him, like really utter hell.”
Thank you for that, Becky.
He's no snowflake, that's for sure. It takes a big person to do what he did, and one who, once committed to a person or cause, stays committed. That's very admirable.
Is that an actual picture of his feet?