A true godfather of thrash and founding member of Slayer, guitarist Jeff Hanneman was recently hospitalized and given emergency surgery due to an infection. Guitar World reports:

While Hanneman’s doctors were not able to definitively identify the infection’s origin, they diagnosed necrotizing fasciitis, and indicated it likely was rooted in a spider bite.

Necrotizing fasciitis. Spider bite. METAL. Hanneman is recovering at home and working toward complete recovery. Best to him.

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