DEATH ANGEL Drummer Will Carroll Returns Home After Coma, Recovering From Coronavirus
After two weeks of hospitalization, being in a coma, and having "the equivalent of 5 pounds of beer" pumped from his lungs all due to COVID-19, Death Angel drummer Will Carroll has returned home. Blabbermouth reports Will's fiancée Leeshawn Navarro has taken to her social media to report "Will is finally home!!!!!!"
Carroll previously stated on April 2 that despite all the bad news surrounding his health, he was slowly getting better.
"'Rumors of my death have greatly been exaggerated'. I thought I'd start this post with a Mark Twain quote. But in all seriousness I can't over express how everyone's outpouring of love, support and positive energy was so important to me. Without getting too spiritual or sappy I honestly think you saved my life.
"When I was in a coma I was for 12 days your positive energy somehow got me through. I know I'm strong and resilient but not that strong.
"During my coma the doctors told me they had to pump my lungs of all fluid which was the equivalent of 5 pounds of beer they thought I was a goner for sure.
"It's a hell of feeling talking to people who thought you weren't going to make it. It completely blew my mind when I got a message from one of my idols Jay Jay French from [Twisted Sister]. A man who I don't even know. Maybe he saw a picture of my TS tattoo. That just shows he's pure class.
"You know when I was a kid I used to think TS's lyrics were 'Fuck you, it's us against them' but maybe that's a bit shortsighted I think they're more about the value of life and not squandering it.
"As I start this new chapter of my life I look forward to getting my chops back up to speed and getting some new files from Mr. Rob Cavestany which will eventually be DA's 10 record. Until then I have the arguas [sic] task of Learning to walk and eat solid food.
"I love you all and thank you."
Testament, Exodus and Death Angel have almost become like the metal avatars of the coronavirus pandemic. The trio of bands returned from Europe in early March, as coronavirus was spreading through there with a bunch of musicians and crew starting to feel sick. So far, Testament frontman Chuck Billy and bassist Steve Digiorgio, as well as Exodus guitarist Gary Holt, have all tested positive.