April 22, 2024

Mercyful Fate bassist Becky Baldwin is battling with prosopagnosia, a condition where the brain can’t recognize faces or facial expressions making it hard to recognize familiar faces, despite having normal vision.

“With the nature of my work meeting a lot of people, with sometimes years between seeing them… I started to realise this was a problem that I have that is much worse than other people around me,” wrote Baldwin on social media.

Studies suggest that between 2% and 2.5% (approx.1 in 50) of the population is born with congenital prosopagnosia.

Baldwin joined Mercyful Fate in January replacing Joey Vera (Armored Saint).

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