Jonny Craig posts update on his health
Following the postponement of their U.K. and European tour, Slaves’ Jonny Craig has shared an update on his health via Instagram.
“Apparently I'm out of here on April 17th!” Craig says. “My lower back still hurts quite a bit and my side is very stiff and itchy as fuck but I'm walking everyday farther and farther then the day before so I’m gonna keep going and I'm gonna get back on the road healthier than ever.”
Read his statement in full below.
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Back in February, the band postponed dates in Texas and New York City and posted a statement saying that Craig had undergone three major surgeries for back pain.
“Over the past few weeks I had been experiencing severe back pain. After consulting with the doctor it was clear that surgery was necessary. In this time, I have undergone three back surgeries. I’m beginning post surgery recovery and will have to remain hospitalized for the present time to properly heal from these surgeries and get back to full health before I can perform.”
Following those dates, Slaves postponed their U.K. and European tour as Craig was continuing recovery and emphasized that their team was already working to reschedule the tour for later in the year, which "is sorting out to include [a] great lineup."
Read Jonny Craig’s latest update below:
Hospital beard/bun swag. Apparently I'm out of here on April 17th! My lower back still hurts quite a bit and my side is very stiff and itchy as fuck but I'm walking everyday farther and farther then the day before so im gonna keep going and I'm gonna get back on the road healthier than ever.
Mar 10 Backstage Munich, Germany
Mar 11 Circolo MU Parma, Italy
Mar 12 Arena Vienna, Austria
Mar 14 Naumanns Leipzig, Germany
Mar 15 Musik & Frieden Berlin, Germany
Mar 16 Hafenklang Hamburg, Germany
Mar 17 Luxor Cologne, Germany
Mar 18 Pumpehuset Copenhagen West, Denmark
Mar 20 Sugar Factory Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mar 23 Sticky Mikes Frog Bar Brighton, Uk
Mar 24 02 Islington Academy London, United Kingdom
Mar 25 Thekla Bristol, United Kingdom
Mar 27 Mama Roux's Birmingham, United Kingdom
Mar 28 Basement Nottingham, United Kingdom
Mar 29 King Tuts Glasgow, United Kingdom
Mar 30 Sound Control Manchester, United Kingdom
We send our well wishes to Craig for a continued and speedy recovery.
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