Zakk Wylde Issues Health Update

Black Label Society frontman Zakk Wylde was diagnosed with blood clots in his lungs and was admitted to a Eugene, Oregon hospital.

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Black Label Society frontman Zakk Wylde, who was diagnosed with blood clots in his lungs and was admitted to a Eugene, Oregon hospital August 25th, has issued the following update via his Twitter page:

"To all our Black Label family worldwide, thanks for all the 'get-wells. Every 48 hours [I have to get myself to] the [hospital] ER [emergency room] to check my blood. Had a CT scan [a painless, sophisticated x-ray procedure which obtains images of parts of the body that cannot be seen on a standard x-ray Ed.] today and have blood clots in each of my lungs as well as my leg. [I] can't sing because pushing can cause an embolism."

An embolism occurs when an object migrates from one part of the body (through circulation) and causes a blockage (occlusion) of a blood vessel in another part of the body.

Black Label Society has dropped off the remaining dates on the "Pedal To The Metal Tour" due to Zakk's condition.

The "Pedal To The Metal Tour" will continue without Black Label Society, and the rest of the bands Mudvayne, Static-X, Suicide Silence and Bury Your Dead will carry on with the trek as scheduled.

Further updates on Zakk's medical condition will become available as they are known.

Thanks for the report to Blabbermouth.net.

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    TheEsupremacy
    This is a dangerous health condition. They will install a filter in his abdomen area, and he will probably be on blood thinners for life. The hard drinking/partying days are over unless he wants to start a new band with Dime.
    fretsofthebeast
    TheEsupremacy wrote: The hard drinking/partying days are over unless he wants to start a new band with Dime.
    not realy funny bro..... i realy hope he get thru this....maybe he could make a 2nd book of shadows
    Christian Davis
    trashbeast wrote: are we sure this isn't just a stupid rumor or something?
    Well, seeing as the band is off the tour and all the band members put things about it on mypsace, it's no rumour. I don't know. I looked at this man as he was invincible. When I heard of this the other night, it really brought me down. I've seen him twice and some other stuff and..All I could do was just think and play BLS after hearing this. It really upsets me just the thought of it.
    kurtshapedbox
    Minion2580 wrote: Wow, I just saw him 2 weeks ago
    Yeah? Didn't help him did it? Feel bad for Zakk, got booted from Ozzy in favor of Gus G (shawing!) and now this. Hope the clots in his lungs don't kill his vocal range as much as years of partying have killed Ozzy's.
    guitarest99
    Ah man up Zakk I have been dealing with what you have since 92 and it will get better but for sure this means no more drinking (its you life if you continue) and no smoking even if you don't second hand. Eventually you will have a greentree filter installed in your body. Its tough when you start; everyday I take comadin and have my blood tested every 2 weeks. Rock on; put down the beer and you can do it. Its called PE or Pulmonary Embolism and the legs is called DVT. J.
    placebic
    Oh my god. That doesn't sound good at all. All we can hope for is the best for Zakk and The Society. From me, the St. Louis Chapter, and the rest of the crew around the world... SDMF. You'll be in our thoughts. And our stereos.
    dannydesktop
    The_Stain wrote: I was so shocked when I heard this!!
    your shocked zakk wylde has blood clots? lol you obviously DONT KNOW ZAKK. get it? get it? like you dont know jack? w/e get well soon zakk wylde.
    Cheesepuff
    If he dies, he will become a legend. Like Dimebag. But i'll write down somewhere that he could only do pinch harmonics in the pentatonic scale so I'll remember.
    FlamingAcoustic
    I just heard about this last night and it almost killed me. Get well soon Zakk, you're my biggest musical influence. I know you'll be back out there soon. SDMF
    TheEsupremacy
    fretsofthebeast wrote: TheEsupremacy wrote: The hard drinking/partying days are over unless he wants to start a new band with Dime. not realy funny bro..... i realy hope he get thru this....maybe he could make a 2nd book of shadows
    I wasn't trying to BE funny. I was DEAD serious.
    mr_metal121
    shit, hope he gets better, like I know about mid-lif health problems but none like this, oh well, hopefully he gets the all clear soon and can do what he loves without a worry
    The_Stain
    dannydesktop wrote: The_Stain wrote: I was so shocked when I heard this!! your shocked zakk wylde has blood clots? lol you obviously DONT KNOW ZAKK. get it? get it? like you dont know jack? w/e get well soon zakk wylde.
    lol, Well, after seeing the Ozzfest documentary where him & Rob Zombie were crashing golf carts I probably shouldn't be shocked with anything this man does!! Just didn't expect to hear that!
    kopaczkiller
    just heard about this from my cousin on facebook and had to check it out, he better pull through. Things like this don't deserve to happen to anyone. especially zakk, never been a man of controversy or anything, just plays the music he loves like the rest of us
    Scourge441
    Checked. Hope he gets better. I'm not a fan of his recent stuff, but maybe something like this is what he needs to start kicking ass again.
    guitar00000
    that sux- at least it sounds like hes getting good treatment. get well soon zakk!
    The_Stain
    I was so shocked when I heard this!! Get well soon Zakk, Hope you're out there kicking ass & throwing back brews soon!!
    griffo110
    shame about this illness but being fired by ozzy without even being told is just adding insult to njury
    metallifreak77
    damn, sounds serious, best to you Mr. Wylde. Would leave to see you out rockin the world again soon
    ZeroChan
    Wow. This is serious. If the clot breaks off to the brain or heart = Stroke or heart attack. Get well soon.
    Sewe Dae
    How old is Zakk Wylde? You're not supposed to be getting clots everywhere unless you're very old or there's something really wrong with you...
    eyebanez333
    A DJ here in the KC area is really good friends with Zakk and said last night that there may be clotting complications with other areas of his body too.
    Lil Macker
    That's not entirely helpful really. I'm not a huge fan of him, but I hope he gets well soon.
    CelestialChaos
    This happened right after he tore it up in Ryan Creek Meadows, Montana. He was amazing, and it's a shame that he can't play, but at least I saw the last date of the tour. Get well soon, Zakk.
    Brian 1.0
    Sewe Dae wrote: How old is Zakk Wylde? You're not supposed to be getting clots everywhere unless you're very old or there's something really wrong with you...
    When you're knocking back liquor and other heavy alcoholic drinks on an almost hourly basis for 10+ years it will do it to you. If he gets better I doubt he'll ever be able to drink again.
    RockInPeaceDime
    griffo110 wrote: shame about this illness but being fired by ozzy without even being told is just adding insult to njury
    He wasn't fired -.-
    eyebanez333
    Zakk Wylde Update: Heart slightly enlarged. Stable condition but still serious. More tests needed to plan treatment. Please keep him in your thoughts. I'll let you know more when I hear. (Facebook update from someone in touch with ZW camp)
    KungMagnus
    Damn that suck so bad, I'm not the biggest fan but he is an very talanted guy who I have deep respect for as a fellow guitar player. He needs to get better soon!