An Israeli solidier paralyzed from the chest down from battling with Hezbollah got a hero’s greeting by one of his own heroes, KISS bassist and reality-TV dad Gene Simmons.
In a videotape, Simmons told Ron Weinreich “I can’t tell you how proud I am of you, and how much the world and Israel owes you a debt of gratitude … From the bottom of my heart, you are a real hero, you are everybody’s hero, you are my hero and I wish I could be there with you.”
Then, in Hebrew: “My name is Chaim, I was born in Haifa.”
Simmons a sabra … who knew? He probably didn’t deliver his message to Weinreich in full KISS regalia, but that would’ve been awesome.
Yeah… who knew? Glad to see he’s using his star power for a good cause!
He did a fabulous or horrible interview with on “Fresh Air,” in which he confessed to being a yeshiva bocher. Can you just see him if full KISS regalia, face covered in blood, davening Maariv? Shout It Out Loud baby!