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Jeff “Mantas” Dunn (Venom Inc., Ex-Venom) Reveals He Suffered A Second Heart Attack In April


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Jeff “Mantas” Dunn, an original guitarist for influential metal outfit Venom, and later of Venom Inc., along with other outfits, has revealed he recently suffered a second heart attack. In 2018 he underwent a double bypass in Libson, Portugal as a result of a heart-related incident.

Speaking on social media overnight of this latest incident, he stated:

“And now to my news.

On the morning of Wednesday 17th April completely out of the blue I suffered another heart attack.

Two ambulances attended my home and once they were satisfied that I was stable I was taken to Abrantes UCIC (Cardiac Intensive Care)

I had numerous blood tests, X Ray and Cardiac Ultrasound and it was decided that I should be taken to Lisbon for an Angiogram when a slot became available to determine cause and possible further damage.

The outcome of the Angiogram revealed that my double bypass was functioning well, however, 2 further valves were compromised and approaching complete failure and the decision was made immediately to introduce 2 stents, which they did there and then.

The whole procedure was done through my left wrist under local anesthetic.

May I take this opportunity to thank the cardiology Doctors and nursing staff of both Abrantes and Lisbon for their superb care and attention.
I am now recovering at home.

I must now inform you all that for the foreseeable future I will not be performing live with Venom Inc at any immediate upcoming events.

I will of course continue to make music, it’s my therapy, and I will more than likely annoy you all with it in the not too distant future.

Once again each and every one of you has my eternal gratitude.

Much Love and Respect
Jeff.”

It has undoubtedly been a stressful time for the 63-year-old musician, as he went public with his wife’s ongoing cancer battle back in August of 2023.

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