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Tool drummer diagnosed with 'serious staph infection'

Monday, October 24, 2016 7:25 AM PT


According to Tool guitarist Adam Jones, drummer Danny Carey was diagnosed with a "serious staph infection" just hours before the band was scheduled to perform at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, CA on Saturday night. Against doctors advice Carey played the show anyway, earning the respect of Jones, who had this to say:

"I truly have to respect Mr. Danny Carey who played the entire show with a very serious Staph Infection. At first on Friday morning, he was misdiagnosed with a poisonous spider bite on his upper leg. Then later Friday night the quarter sized wound was cut opened and drained. By Saturday [he] was still aching from head to toe and from what I heard the Local Doctor recommended we skip the show. But Dan with headaches and painful joints played anyway."

As of yesterday evening, Carey is reportedly "feeling better," though a venomous spider bite has not been ruled out.


21 comments


anonymous
10/24/2016 7:37:31 AM
fck spiders! first jeff hanneman now this n1gga, RIP tho

anonymous
10/24/2016 8:30:19 AM
Dude, Danny carey is such a fcking douchebag. He magically disappears at load in and makes every one else set up his guitar equipment, then reappears with an attitude that noonr let him know it was soundcheck

anonymous
10/24/2016 8:30:41 AM
earning the respect of Jones, who had this to say:

They've been in a band together for over 25 years, I'm sure he'd "earned his respect" before now.

anonymous
10/24/2016 8:48:56 AM
How long will this delay the new album?

anonymous
10/24/2016 9:43:35 AM
Do we have to be kept up to date on ALL bands' members' health stats from now on?

BREAKING: Protest The Hero drummer catches cold...could miss a show...Developing.....

anonymous
10/24/2016 10:03:21 AM
oh I've heard of Tool. they're those guys from the car commercial? or they did an ama one time or something?

anonymous
10/24/2016 11:28:45 AM
Is Jose Genivaldo Da Silva Jose still in this band?

anonymous
10/24/2016 11:31:49 AM
Someone find Gene Hoglan's boots and flatten that spider.

anonymous
10/24/2016 11:33:56 AM
Band is absolute trash. They have a laptop for a bass player. I'm pretty sure non of them are from Birmingham. You couldn't pay me to watch them live.

anonymous
10/24/2016 11:35:57 AM
So irresponsible. Aren't these guys worried about AIDS?

anonymous
10/24/2016 11:55:05 AM
"Doctor's" or "doctors'", depending on whether it was one or multiple. Either way, it needs an apostrophe.

anonymous
10/24/2016 11:57:19 AM
step 1 - read headline
step 2 - become emotional
step 3 - go to comments section
step 4 - wonder why these articles get so much attention
step 5 - notice ad for 'After Losing 200lbs Mama June is Actually Gorgeous' and click on it
step 6 - a fool and their money is parted

anonymous
10/24/2016 1:12:05 PM
Shinfo: Spider bites can cause staph infections bc spider fangs are dirty af. "Don't let a spider bite you, don't suffer the consequences." - Scott Vogel

anonymous
10/24/2016 1:21:01 PM
Tool is radiohead for hicks & rednecks. Meth Rules!! Yee Haw

anonymous
10/24/2016 2:00:51 PM
we can't we all be sober

anonymous
10/24/2016 3:15:43 PM
CHAKA MALIK HERE. I WAS THERE WHEN DANNY GOT BITTEN. HE WAS JUDGED FOR NOT BUYING MY NEW EP EXCLUSIVELY FROM BRIDGE 9.

anonymous
10/24/2016 3:26:47 PM
Had the same damn thing. Made me sick as fuuuuuuück.

anonymous
10/24/2016 4:30:13 PM
met him after some shows modest cool dude and one of the best drummers in the world.

anonymous
10/24/2016 5:44:41 PM
Will this in any way affect my copy of White Pony on compact disc?

anonymous
10/24/2016 9:01:11 PM
Nah, I was there with Maynard and jones, I shared a much needed clove with them boys.

anonymous
10/25/2016 6:37:13 AM
"Earning the respect of Jones"

LMAO at thinking there's any Jones but JONES. U will never.