Jeffrey "Mantas" Dunn Of Venom Inc.

Jeff “Mantas” Dunn (Venom Inc., Etc.) Recovering From Heart Attack & Subsequent Surgery


Venom Inc. guitarist Jeff “Mantas” Dunn is recovering from heart surgery following a major heart attack. Dunn was also among the earliest incarnations of Venom and did a handful of stints with the band in the years that followed. The below statement was issued on the matter by Venom Inc.‘s camp:

“On 30th April 2018 our friend, brother and guitarist Jeff ‘Mantas’ Dunn suffered a major heart attack. During the ordeal Jeff died and had to be resuscitated. After a month enduring hospital treatment he received double by pass surgery in Lisbon, Portugal (where he now resides). The operation was a great success and he has been convalescing at home in Portugal.”

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Dunn himself commented:

“What happened ranks easily as the most terrifying experience of my life. The paramedics and doctor fought for just over 5 minutes to bring me back. I am now home resting and recuperating, taking walks and slowly building my strength up. From this day on, going through airport security will be interesting as my breast bone is clamped together with surgical steel.

There have been things which have happened during these last few weeks, which I have found very hard to come to terms with but its getting better. I simply do not know where or how to begin to thank every single doctor, nurse or health care worker who has played some part, no matter how small, in helping me recover from this. There is still a way to go but I remain positive.

My thanks and enduring love goes to Anita (my partner) who has been with me every step of the way. My brother Tony Dolan, who upon hearing the news took the first available flight to be by my side. My neighbors and friends in our wonderful village who (despite language barriers) have shown so much concern and compassion.

I will hopefully see you on a stage somewhere in the world soon my friends.”

In light of his condition the band have scrapped their touring plans until August, when they will return to the road, complete with drummer Jeramie Kling (The Absence, etc.) on drums.

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