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DevilDriver Bassist Aaron “Bubble” Patrick Diagnosed With Streptococcus Pneumonia, Update Available

Ailing DevilDriver bassist Aaron “Bubble” Patrick has been diagnosed with Streptococcus Pneumonia. An update on his condition from his mother, Jane, can be found below:

“Here is the latest situation on Aaron as of this morning. The Streptococcus pneumonia has damaged Aaron‘s liver, kidneys and bone marrow. He has been able to cough up a fair amount of infection, but his lungs are still very full. Along with the pneumonia there have also been a series of side effects that are taking a toll on his body. A horrible case of Pancreatitis has developed, which caused his fever to persist. He is still dependent on oxygen and cannot be released until he can breathe sufficiently and the oxygen is not required.

So now his release date may be pushed back until early next week, March 20? Then he must rest at least a week before getting on a plane, as the lungs cannot take the pressure. I am hoping to get him home on a non-stop flight around the 30th of March. He will have to again rest for weeks. The doctor told me it was touch and go before I got here. We are hopeful for release early next week. Prayers please!


Patrick‘s DevilDriver bandmate Dez Fafara offered the below picture of “Bubble” in the hospital. As previously reported, Patrick‘s former Bury Your Dead bandmate, Chris Towning has been filling in for him at recent live shows.

Aaron "Bubble" Patrick In The Hospital


  • KingRotten

    Aaron, get well soon…all the best!

  • southpawchew

    too bad we cant just change the name to david draiman and have him have all these issues.

    • Lern2Swim

      Yeah man! You’re soooo cool. Wishing ill upon people is awesome, as long as it’s a person we don’t like. Rock on bro!!!!

      • My Farts Linger

        True, kinda douchish.

      • allichs

        karma’s a bitch and southpawchew will find out sooner or later.

      • HonoluluBlueBalls

        Careful Allichs. Wishing karma upon someone will only bring karma upon yourself, that is, if you subscribe to Hindu beliefs. I don’t because it’s pretty obvious to me that good things often happen to bad people.

      • whatisyourforte

        i thought it was pretty funny.

      • whatisyourforte

        good things do happen to bad people, which is why we are even talking about david draiman in the first place. i should never have known who the fuck he is, and i’m dumber as a result of it.

    • southpawchew

      i didnt think people on a metal site would be so touchy lol i dont actually wish that he would have these issues or anyone for that matter just jokin about a bad situation. as far as david is concerned i just wish hed loose weight on his pinky so he doesnt keep hitting the caps lock button

  • UhMilhouse

    Sorry to hear about this. Here’s hoping to a full recovery.

  • goop

    Most people associate this with Strep throat, but it can attack any organ and kill you. I knew someone that had a strep infection in their ankle/foot joint and was hospitalized for over 20 days. A nurse at the hospital told me there was a girl there with a strep infection on one of her heart valves. Serious shit.

    • Sam Eagle

      There are three different classifications of the Streptococcal bacteria:


      Streptococcus Pneumonia is classified as an alpha-hemolytic bacteria.

      Streptococcal pharyngitis is classified as a beta-hemolytic bacteria.

      The only connection between the two is they originated from the same family of bacteria. There’s absolutely no connection to strep throat causing streptococcus pneumonia.

      • schuler

        I laughed aloud at the fact that someone went to the trouble of giving this a thumbs down,

      • HonoluluBlueBalls

        Fuck you for trying to educate me about streptococcus!

      • goop

        That is pretty funny Schuler. Thanks for the info Sam, say buddy could you take a look at this weird rash I picked up from the, um doorknob?

  • M3DL1N

    seeing them tomorrow on the metal alliance tour. 9 bands !! get well soon.