Contact Us

Slayer Frontman Tom Araya Hospitalized

Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Hopefully being in Slayer comes with a good health insurance plan. Already down one member due to health problems, Slayer may have to cancel the remainder of their Australian tour after Araya’s latest trip to the hospital on Saturday night.

The thrash metal pioneers’ guitarist Jeff Hanneman is already sitting this leg of the tour out as he recovers from the flesh-eating bug necrotising fasciitis (from which he is expected to make a full recovery). The band decided to tour with stand-in guitarist Gary Holt because they had already cancelled so many shows the last few years due to Tom Araya’s bout with back problems. Unfortunately, it looks like they may have to cancel even more dates after Araya was taken to an Austarlian hospital Saturday.

Antimusic reports that after the first night of their performance at the Soundwave festival in Brisbane, Tom Araya was rushed to the hospital to be treated for a severe ear infection. Festival organizers are hopeful Araya will make a speedy recovery because the band is scheduled for three more dates of the touring festival. Whether the band will be able to fulfill that obligation is still unknown at this time.

UPDATE: Tom is back to normal after his brief stay in the hospital and says he is feeling much better and is looking forward to their next show. Slayer was only forced to cancel one of their tour dates.

More from Banana

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://banana1015.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Flint's Rock Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on Flint's Rock Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!