Tool's Maynard James Keenan gives COVID update: "Everything's grand"

Having contracted coronavirus twice over the past year, Maynard James Keenan says he's not aware of any "lingering effects" now.

Tool's Maynard James Keenan gives COVID update: "Everything's grand"
Emily Carter

Maynard James Keenan has given a positive update after contracting coronavirus twice over the past year, confirming that things are all good now and recovery seems to have been a success.

Speaking to Heavy Consequence, the Tool frontman says that "everything's grand" with his health, and that he isn't "aware" of any potential "lingering effects" from either bout with COVID.

This is great news, especially considering Maynard previously revealed that he was dealing with lung damage for many months after catching coronavirus the first time.

Speaking about his second battle with COVID, the musician explained earlier this year that it was "ugly, ugly".

"Couldn’t breathe," he described. "I could barely put two words together without going into a coughing fit that, you know? It ended up kind of also progressing into pneumonia. So, if I stayed in the hospital, they said, 'Okay, we can keep you here, but you’re fighting 12 other people for a bed and a ventilator we don’t have, so what do you want to do?’ I’m like, 'Well, I need to breathe and I need to sleep.’ So, you’re just treating symptoms at that point. There’s nothing you can do other than treat the symptom, so for a real cough medicine, not the crap over-the-counter and then like an inhaler, and some antibiotics to fight the pneumonia and strap the fuck in…”

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Anyway, chatting with Heavy Consequence this month, Maynard seems to be looking at the future optimistically, pondering about the return of live music: "I’m always hopeful. I’m just kind of a pessimist, so it balances out, but yeah, I think it’s always going to sort itself out eventually."

On April 17, Puscifer are set to share a new concert film: Billy D and The Hall of Feathered Serpents featuring Money $hot by Puscifer.

"In this prequel to his alleged abduction during Existential Reckoning, we find Billy D trudging through what has been referred to as the Bermuda Triangle of the Southwest," teases Maynard. "As is common within the Puscifer Vortex, Time and Logic have no home out here. Let that go. Just strap in for another magnificent ride through our collective Grey Matter."

Check out the trailer below:

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