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Ear infection forces Slayer out of Soundwave

By | Published on Monday 28 February 2011


Slayer had to cancel their slot at the Sydney Soundwave festival yesterday because frontman Tom Araya was hospitalised with a severe ear infection.

Slayer’s recent live activity has been dogged by ill health, in particular Araya’s back problems. So much so that when guitarist Jeff Hanneman contracted a serious arm infection shortly before the band’s latest tour, the outfit decided to continue without him. But, alas, they couldn’t continue without Araya.

According to his wife, Araya is feeling much better today, though is still awaiting test results regarding his condition. Nevertheless, Soundwave promoters are confident the band will be back on stage for their Melbourne date later this week.