Death Angel drummer Will Carroll contracted COVID-19 back in February 2020 along with several members of Exodus, Testament, and Death Angel while overseas. Carroll ended up in the ICU on a ventilator, and was in a coma for 12 days. Carroll has since recovered and, one year later, has checked in with Decibel Magazine to discuss his long road to recovery.
Carroll said he had to learn to walk again after the coma, and eventually worked his way up to drumming.
"I learned to walk again. That was the scariest thing. Your body can deteriorate when you just lay in bed for two weeks. I focused on that immediately. Once I overcame that, I went straight back to drumming. The suspense was killing me, but I came back pretty quickly. I got addicted to Frisbee golf and started playing out a few times a week. I never did that before – I almost hated nature before, and now I love it."
Carroll also added that he fortunately doesn't have any long-term symptoms.
"I’ve had none [symptoms] whatsoever. I got a clean bill of health six months ago. My heart and lungs recovered one hundred percent. I don’t feel any bizarre fatigue and have no breathing issues. When I drum, I have the same endurance as before. The only thing that happened is that much of my hair fell out when I got home from the hospital. I’ve heard that happened to other COVID survivors. But I’m pretty lucky. I’ll take it."