NewsOctober 24, 2016 10:25 AM ET8,126 views

Tool drummer diagnosed with 'serious staph infection'

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.


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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


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.

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