Exodus’ Gary Holt Says ‘Playing Guitar Pain Free For The First Time’ And Shares Details Of His Recovery Process

Exodus and Slayer guitarist, Gary Holt, recently posted a video on his Instagram account and celebrated the fact that it’s the first time since October that he’s managed to play guitar pain-free while saying that although every day isn’t like that, it sure feels good to be back.

Gary Holt is known to be one of the most sought-after guitarists in the rock and metal scenes and he’s known for his long tenure with Exodus alongside his amazing performances with Slayer. The two bands that he’s spent the most time with, Exodus and Slayer, are considered to be in the ‘big eight‘ alongside Metallica, Megadeth, Testament, Anthrax, Death Angel, and Overkill.

It seemed like the 57 years old guitarist was nowhere near retiring but some months ago, he announced that he needed to have a break as he had a serious elbow injury, and even though he didn’t need surgery, he had to do physical therapy and use elbow braces. Less than a month ago, he’d shared a video of himself playing guitar and said that although it still hurts, at least he can pick up his guitar now.

With his recent post, he showed off the great progress he’s made with physical therapy and elbow braces as now, the great guitarist cannot only play a couple of tunes but fully perform some of his great guitar riffs. However, in the caption of his post, he said that ‘every day isn’t like today’ but that his elbows are not locking up anymore, which is huge progress.

Here’s what Gary Holt said in the caption of his post:

“Good day for yours truly! Playing guitar pain-free for the first time since finishing the new record last October! Every day isn’t always like today, but my elbows are NOT locking up, aren’t in need of ice, and on top of it all, I installed this bad-ass machined brass spring claw by Tone Claw, super killer little upgrades make things sing!”

You can watch the video that the Exodus icon posted on his Instagram account below.