NewsMay 1, 2012 6:51 PM ET10,096 views

Slayer guitarist's spider bite recovery continues

Slayer has issued an update on the status of guitar player Jeff Hanneman, who continues to recover from a spider bite he suffered over a year ago. Here you go:
"Slayer fans everywhere - it's time to let you know what is going on with our brother Jeff Hanneman. As you know, Jeff was bitten by a spider more than a year ago, but what you may not have known was that for a couple of days after he went to the ER, things were touch-and-go. There was talk that he might have to have his arm amputated, and we didn't know if he was going to pull through at all. He was in a medically-induced coma for a few days and had several operations to remove the dead and dying tissue from his arm. So, understand, he was in really, really bad shape. It's been about a year since he got out of the hospital, and since then, he had to learn to walk again, he's had several painful skin grafts, he's been in rehab doing exercises to regain the strength in his arm; but best of all, he's been playing guitar. We were all excited when he joined us onstage for the encore a year ago at The Big Four show at Coachella." "Since then, we've given him all the time and support he's needed to continue his rehab so he can come back to the band fully recovered and able to deliver the kind of shows we all want him to. While Jeff's been doing some writing and has been coming to rehearsal over the past several weeks, he has decided he needs to take more time to continue his rehab. While we want him back onstage with the band, all of us support his decision. So, we're very grateful that Gary Holt (EXODUS) will continue to fill in for Jeff, and will tour with us until Jeff completes his rehab and is ready to return. How long will that be? The best and most honest answer we can give you is 'as long as it takes.' We also wanted you to know that we've been doing some writing and recording for the next Slayer album - we've tracked a few songs, and will finish the album when we're off the road later this year. Gary will join us on tour in Europe and the UK in May and June, and then we'll all see you on this Summer's Mayhem Festival."


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anonymous 5/1/2012 3:59:28 PM

First sages lol the browning is gay

anonymous 5/1/2012 4:00:23 PM

spider of death

anonymous 5/1/2012 4:06:10 PM

Peter Parker is stoked

anonymous 5/1/2012 4:09:44 PM

It's good to hear he is recovering!

anonymous 5/1/2012 4:12:27 PM

"best of all, he's playing guitar again". Not that he's walking again, or that he's still alive. Typical Fairy King statement right there.

gurnt_bengwell 5/1/2012 4:21:50 PM

What kind of spider was it?

anonymous 5/1/2012 4:26:13 PM

As he recovers from a spider bite hopefully a bat doesn't piss in his eye.

anonymous 5/1/2012 4:27:32 PM

"What kind of spider was it?" From the description of the bite it sounds like it was a brown recluse. - S. Irwin

anonymous 5/1/2012 4:37:34 PM

slayer just keeps getting gayer

TheLoudestGuyInTheRoom 5/1/2012 4:54:14 PM

Spiders Of The Abyss

anonymous 5/1/2012 5:06:32 PM

Glad he's recovering. I was bitten on the leg and it looked like gangrene was forming; it was a bitch to walk. I should have gone to the hospital. His case is SO much more serious.

anonymous 5/1/2012 5:22:41 PM

I got bit in the face by a Hobo Spider years ago. It went through a necrosis stage, then I got on some antibiotics and it stopped. But the dead tissue peeled off like a scab. Now I have a scar under my right eye about the size of a quarter. His case is worse, but mine is more metal.

anonymous 5/1/2012 5:51:42 PM

My dad's second cousin was bit by a spider and was diagnosed with mental retardation, dysentery and alcoholism. But its not as bad as this

anonymous 5/1/2012 6:02:28 PM

This just in: Andrew Mikhail is looking for another drummer and bassist to complete his project.

i_talk_shit 5/1/2012 8:01:49 PM

Save the "comedy" for comedians because none of you gays resemble anything close to being funny. Don't quit your day jobs at Baby Gap.

i_talk_shit 5/1/2012 8:02:50 PM

or wait, is it Starbucks? either way, shut the fck up, you aren't as clever as you wished you were.

anonymous 5/1/2012 8:11:23 PM

fans of bands 20 years past relevancy are stoked

Stupid_News_Poster 5/1/2012 8:50:16 PM

Spiders of the Abyss. All jokes aside, hope he gets better.

ineedsalt 5/1/2012 9:26:08 PM

i thought that shitty tattoo on kerry's head went silverback and claimed jeff's soul

LoydChristmas 5/2/2012 5:09:17 AM


anonymous 5/2/2012 5:59:43 AM

Stan Lee is stoked

cgrind3000 5/2/2012 7:31:34 AM

I mean it could have been a message from God..."Stop making music, PLEASE!"

stewietantrum 5/2/2012 8:16:48 AM

Somebody get that motherfcker some tea tree oil! I was bitten by a brown recluse, and it made part of my big toe rot away. The pain was awful. I was considering cutting off the toe with bolt cutters, but I tried the tea tree oil... cleared that shit right up.

therearetoomanybands 5/2/2012 8:23:04 AM

i guess that whole "Hail satan" thing didn't work out so well.

anonymous 5/2/2012 9:58:37 AM

Andrew Mikhail is NOT stoked

anonymous 5/2/2012 10:26:22 AM

<-- sucks farts from hookers rectums.

anonymous 5/2/2012 10:31:01 AM

Attention anyone tempted to take the lunatic a couple posts up seriously: If a brown recluse bites you and you treat it with fcking tea tree oil, you will die because you are a moron.

anonymous 5/2/2012 10:51:41 AM

i_talk_shit posts vocal covers of iwrestleabearonce on youtube under the username "deathcore_vox\m/"

anonymous 5/2/2012 12:29:15 PM

HAHAHAahhahahaha ^^^^, vocal covers! HAHAHahahahaaa, vocal covers = homosexuality litmus test. And whats with all the kids wearing tshirt that look like there cut to show off ones breast plate, or they accidentally super stretched the neck, XPOSTXHOMOX

anonymous 5/2/2012 12:31:22 PM

HAHA i can't stop laughing at the thought of vocal covers!

i_talk_shit 5/2/2012 2:01:08 PM

what is a vocal cover? and who is i wrestled a bear once? never heard of them, oh wait is that terrible band with chick? garbage.

i_talk_shit 5/2/2012 2:03:51 PM

"And whats with all the kids wearing tshirt that look like there cut to show off ones breast plate" Um, they are called V-neck shirts and they are made that way. how old are you? plus those dudes wear V-neck so they can show off their jesus tattoos better. duh. ;)

anonymous 5/2/2012 4:06:53 PM

^^ you do vocal covers. /thread

anonymous 5/2/2012 9:47:16 PM

Steve Irwin is stoked

anonymous 5/3/2012 11:08:25 AM

i talk shit is definitely gay

i_talk_shit 5/3/2012 4:04:31 PM

^ gay for this guy right here, that is for sure. c'mon big boy.

sandpaperseatbelts 5/4/2012 5:13:10 PM

^^^ do you do vocal covers because none of your friends think your good enough to be in their bands? That's gotta hurt. how are you going to criticize others for not being clever, then make your profile name "i talk shit" ? Being in hs must be hard huh? Anyways as for iwabo, they're solid dudes, good tunes too.

anonymous 5/4/2012 8:13:30 PM

^^ this scrote does fcking vocal covers too. You comb-over c*nt. If you listen to vocal cover style bands, your are a dckless mangina shaved.

anonymous 5/6/2012 3:03:06 AM

I'm going to suck my own dck. Yep. Right now. Later gays.

anonymous 5/6/2012 8:02:35 AM

right after you upload another catalog of vocal covers to your youtube channel.

anonymous 5/8/2012 4:46:58 PM

Spiders: More metal than Slayer.

anonymous 5/2/2013 6:42:01 PM

Stumbled onto this forum. All of you who even listen to Slayer are just failures.

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