NewsNovember 17, 2013 1:43 PM ET6,091 views

Threat Signal guitarist sidelined by heart ailment

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 means more than you can imagine."

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