News•August 24, 2020 2:59 PM ET•2,241 views
Kataklysm guitarist issues update on COVID-19 recovery
Recently diagnosed with COVID-19 and sidelined with severe symptoms, Kataklysm guitarist JF Dagenais appears to be on the mend. Today Dagenais issued the following update:
"Hey, folks! First, I want to thank everyone for the outpour of support from all our awesome fans and music colleagues around the world. It really gave me a morale boost! Last week started like any normal week. I was doing press for ]Kataklysm's new album 'Unconquered' and on Wednesday morning I woke up and felt like I got hit by a train; I had a slight fever, body aches, and very low energy. The next day I went to my doctor after no improvement and they administered the COVID test to be on the safe side. It came back positive and I was shocked because I'm the extra careful type of guy. I wear a mask religiously, wash my hands, and barely go out. Anyhow, over the weekend I started to feel much better and started feeling like my old self again. Luckily, I am in decent health with no underlying conditions. I will self-quarantine at home with my family (so far they are fine) and will be free of this thing in no time. I don't want to make a big thing out of this and overshadow the new album but wanted to share the news that anyone can get this so be careful out there. It is a nasty bug, the first few days were brutal but at the end of the day, I'm fine and I will get over it."