Maynard James Keenan Confirms He Has Suffered From COVID-19 Twice
Puscifer frontman Maynard James Keenan revealed that he was diagnosed with COVID-19 twice during an interview with Strombo on Apple Music Hits in addition to opening up about the second experience of suffering from the coronavirus and apparently, it was quite ugly.
As many of you remember, Maynard James Keenan revealed that he had COVID-19 during an interview back in October 2020, and stated that he was still recovering from the coronavirus at the end of February and experiencing serious after-effects despite being healed.
Here is what Keenan said:
“Well, I’m not a delicate flower. You make the adjustment. ‘OK, well, we can’t do that. So what are we gonna do? Are we just gonna take this opportunity to unplug and kind of step back and reevaluate everything?’ It was good. I mean, I was still recovering from having gotten COVID at the end of February. I’m still dealing with the residual effects. But it was ugly. I survived it, but it wasn’t pretty. So I definitely had to deal with that.”
After announcing the shocking news since nobody knew Keenan was dealing with COVID-19, he stressed the fact that he had to go through some heavy medications in order to recover from residual effects, however, he still had damage in his lungs.
Here is what he said:
“Um… yeah. I kind of didn’t want to run around screaming it. But it’s real. And there are after-effects. I had to go through some major medications to undo the residual effects. Still coughing. There’s still lung damage.”
During a recent interview, Maynard James Keenan revealed that he has diagnosed with coronavirus once again in mid-November last year and, unfortunately, ended up in the emergency room on December 1. Keenan stated that he could not breathe and could not talk without coughing this time and had to go through another round of medications.
Here is what Keenan said:
“Ugly, ugly. Couldn’t breathe. I could barely put two words together without going into a coughing fit that, you know? It ended up kind of also progressing into pneumonia. So, if I stayed in the hospital, they said, ‘Okay, we can keep you here, but you’re fighting 12 other people for a bed and a ventilator we don’t have, so what do you want to do?’ I’m like, ‘Well, I need to breathe and I need to sleep.’ So, you’re just treating symptoms at that point. There’s nothing you can do other than treat the symptom, so for real cough medicine, not the crap over-the-counter and then like an inhaler, and some antibiotics to fight pneumonia and strap the f— in.”
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