Device frontman Maynard James Keenan has revealed that he contracted COVID-19 a second time.
Throughout George Stroumboulopoulos’ Apple Music Hits present on Tuesday, Keenan stated that he contracted COVID-19 in mid-November and needed to go to the ER in December.
“I don’t know if I stated something on-line, however I had it twice,” Keenan stated. “Ugly, ugly. Couldn’t breathe, couldn’t put two phrases collectively with out going right into a coughing match.”
Keenan additionally disclosed that he determined to not keep within the hospital and as a substitute handled his signs at house, as there have been no ventilators obtainable.
“It was additionally sort of progressing into pneumonia,” Keenan stated. “So if I stayed within the hospital, they stated, ‘Okay, we are able to maintain you right here, however you’re preventing 12 different individuals for a mattress and a ventilator we don’t have.’”
Keenan mentioned his first bout with COVID-19 in an interview with AZ Central in October 2020, stating that he had contracted it in February.
“I’m nonetheless coping with the residual results. However it was ugly. I survived it, but it surely wasn’t fairly,” Keenan informed AZ Central. “I needed to undergo some main drugs to undo the residual results. Nonetheless coughing. There’s nonetheless lung injury.”
Keenan appeared on the present to debate his band Puscifer’s most up-to-date album, “Existential Reckoning,” and in addition touched on some existential matters, together with the premature deaths of many musicians.
“I believe we virtually want that new technology of — not accountable, as a result of that’s boring — you understand, loopy rockstar individuals, however not rockstar in the way in which it was once the place it was simply self-destructive and also you don’t make it previous the age of 29,” Keenan stated. “Any individual that may be a voice of cause but additionally a unfastened cannon in a manner.”
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