Shadows Fall Drummer Jason Bittner Diagnosed With Acute Pancreatitis
Shadows Fall drummer Jason Bittner has been diagnosed with acute Pancreatitis and will be missing his immediate commitments in order to heal. Despite the ailment, he does expect to return to the road with the band when they head back out November 08th with God Forbid, Thy Will Be Done and more.
Speaking on his health, Bittner offered:
“Due to my recent health issues, I am under doctors orders to cancel my trip to Austin TX this week to perform at PASIC 2012. For over a week, what I thought was a stomach bug (and i was still on tour when all of this started), I came home last week and went to the doctors, and it was written off as just that, a bug.
This past Saturday the pain came back and lingered into Sunday which forced me into the emergency room yesterday. After a day in the hospital I was poked, prodded, tested and it turns out I have acute Pancreatitis, which I’m told can be very serious if left untreated.
They’re not sure what brought it on (my Dr thinks it was viral), but I have been told by my doctors to not leave this week because I need to sent for more tests/mri, etc to make 100% sure I’ll be road ready for the second leg of the SF tour which starts Nov. 8th – I should be fine, but needless to say I’m very disappointed I will not be able to come perform in Austin this week! Maybe Pasic 2013??”
Shadows Fall with God Forbid, Thy Will Be Done, Trumpet The Harlot & Howitzer:
11/08 Norfolk, VA – Norva
11/09 Jacksonville, NC – Hooligans
11/10 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
11/11 Jacksonville, FL – The Roc Bar
11/13 Nashville, TN – Main Street Live
11/14 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
11/15 Shreveport, LA – Riverside Warehouse
11/16 Oklahoma City, OK – The Chameleon Room
11/17 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
11/18 Austin, TX – Dirty Dog Bar
11/20 Abilene, TX – Lucky Mule
11/21 El Paso, TX – House Of Rock & Roll
11/22 Gallup, NM – Juggernaut
11/23 Phoenix, AZ – Joes Grotto