Kiss fans around the world have been helping Paul Stanley’s dad to celebrate his 100th birthday in style.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Stanley was not able to celebrate the milestone with his dad, William Eisen, as social distancing and self-isolation rules meant the two had to remain apart.
However, after posting news about his dad’s birthday on Twitter, thousands of Kiss fans around the globe took to sending him birthday wishes.
Stanley wrote: “My dad is one hundred years old today! He is an awesome man and I am so proud to be his son.”
He continued: “We can’t be together since it’s not safe. I love him dearly and am asking everyone please wish him happy birthday on this milestone. Thank you.”
You can see some of the many fan responses below.
Your dad is 100 and looks better than Gene
— Jake Szymanski (@JakeSzymanski7) April 7, 2020
Happy Birthday! A 100 is such a special achievement. Sending tons of warm thoughts from Norway ❤️
— Ståle (@StleKvale) April 7, 2020
HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY, Mr. Eisen‼️ 🎈 pic.twitter.com/HKPvUykQXs
— Carrie Kain (@CarrieKain) April 7, 2020
Happy Birthday Mr Eisen 🎂 pic.twitter.com/2eQQFiojjA
— Liv (@LongLivRock) April 7, 2020
— Blue bird of paradis (@ParadisBlue) April 7, 2020
Happy 100th Mr Stanley. What a ride it’s been. pic.twitter.com/aGtJn04nOB
— Dave Cusano (@CusanoDave) April 7, 2020
Happy Birthday dad from Judy Chapman Carmi🎂🥳 pic.twitter.com/jPJeE46hY2
— Judy Chapman Carmi (@judycarmi621) April 8, 2020
Happy Birthday Mr Eisen example of life and perseverance on better days!Today not being able to be with your family, but soon a beautiful celebration!Cheers, Health, Peace and much Love! Take Care!🎉🎂🎉Your father is an inspiration and example in the father you became dear Paul! pic.twitter.com/AwG9tE03eG
— Luciene Souza (@Luciene48982809) April 7, 2020
Last year, Eisen was one of the oldest ever attendees at a Kiss concert, as he arrived to watch his son perform with the iconic rock band in L.A.
As reported by Blabbermouth, in Kiss biography Behind the Mask, Stanley also opened up about his dad’s “Russian-Hungarian-Polish” roots and his childhood.
He said: “My family wasn’t that well off. When I was six, my father bought me a bike, which was the only thing that I was given of any value. We weren’t affluent, but we survived.
“There were times when money was very tight. In Manhattan, the four of us lived in a one-bedroom apartment; my parents slept in the living room and my sister and I shared the bedroom. My father worked as a furniture salesman, and my mother was a teacher. Originally, she was a registered nurse, and then she taught retarded kids. Ultimately, she became a full-time housewife.”