According to TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy, DEATH ANGEL drummer Will Carroll is on a ventilator in an intensive care unit at a Northern California hospital.
Like Billy, the drummer has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.
During a March 26 appearance on SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation”, Chuck said that several members of “The Bay Strikes Back 2020” touring party experienced symptoms that were consistent with COVID-19.
“Will had to go to the hospital,” Chuck said.
“He’s in ICU on a ventilator right now… I believe he was the first one to test positive [for COVID-19], and then myself and a couple of crew guys. And I know Gary and his wife tested; I think they’re still waiting for the results. But a lot of us [experienced] the same feeling — just feeling really tired, body aching, chest tight and short of breath. And we all kind of had the same feeling, so we were just waiting for the first one to get the results to back to realize, if it’s the same thing, we probably all might have it.
“So we’re just waiting on Gary‘s [results] now. The other [TESTAMENT] guys — Alex [Skolnick] and Gene [Hoglan] and Eric [Peterson] — all three of those guys feel just fine; they haven’t had any of the symptoms.”