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Threat Signal guitarist sidelined by heart ailment

Sunday, November 17, 2013 10:43 AM PT

Threat Signal has revealed that guitar player Travis Montgomery has "suffered something very similar to a heart attack." Details are scarce, but Montgomery was apparently admitted to a hospital a few days ago. Here's the official word:

"To all those who have been wondering, Travis Montgomery has suffered something very similar to a heart attack. Right now our number one concern is recovery. Thank you so much to everyone for your support!


Montgomery has reportedly issued the following update:

"I'm being released from the hospital today. What happened to me wasn't an actual heart attack, but it was myocarditis. It has a lot of the same symptoms as a heart attack and apparently feels just like one, but the difference is that it's caused by a virus. According to the doctors, my heart at its current state is working at about 35% of what it should be for someone my age. This obviously isn't good, but it will repair over time with rest, medication, and a healthy diet. It'll take about a year to recover.

"In that time, of course, I'll continue writing and recording music! No worries there

"Again, thank you for all of the support....it means more than you can imagine."

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