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Death Angel Drummer Will Carroll Checks In Following 12-Day Coma From Apparent COVID-19 Battle


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Death Angel drummer Will Carroll has checked in from a Northern Calirfornia hospital with an update on his health. His post follows a reported bout with COVID-19 which nearly claimed his life. Speaking via social media, Carroll commented:

“‘Rumors of my death have greatly been exaggerated’. I thought I’d start this post with a Mark Twain quote. But in all seriousness I can’t over express how everyone’s outpouring of love, support and positive energy was so important to me. Without getting too spiritual or sappy I honestly think you saved my life.

When I was in a coma I was for 12 days your positive energy somehow got me through. I know I’m strong and resilient but not that strong. During my coma the doctors told me they had to pump my lungs of all fluid which was the equivalent of 5 pounds of beer they thought I was a goner for sure.

It’s a hell of feeling talking to people who thought you weren’t going to make it. It completely blew my mind when I got a message from one of my idols Jay Jay French from [Twisted Sister]. A man who I don’t even know. Maybe he saw a picture of my TS tattoo. That just shows he’s pure class.

You know when I was a kid I used to think TS’s lyrics were ‘Fuck you, it’s us against them’ but maybe that’s a bit shortsighted I think they’re more about the value of life and not squandering it.

As I start this new chapter of my life I look forward to getting my chops back up to speed and getting some new files from Mr. Rob Cavestany which will eventually be DA’s 10 record. Until then I have the arguas task of Learning to walk and eat solid food.

I love you all and thank you.”

Carroll was one of several artists and road crew to test positive for COVID-19 following Testament, Exodus and Death Angel‘s European touring together. Other artists to have since recieved a positive diagnosis from that tour include Testament‘s Chuck Billy and his wife Tiffany, Testament bassist Steve DigGiorgio, Exodus guitarist Gary Holt and more from the respective bands road crews.

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