RIGOR MORTIS Guitarist's Surgery A 'Success'

Guitarist Mike Scaccia of Texan thrashers RIGOR MORTIS underwent emergency neck surgery this morning (Monday, May 4) at 6:00 a.m. The band writes on its MySpace page, "[Mike] just sent a text message that said he just woke up and that they had to slit his throat open to perform the surgery. He said he won't be able to talk for a few days, but that the surgery looks like a success."

Regarding the operation, the band previously said, "Scaccia has been having problems with severe pains in his arms in recent years. It appeared it was always from medical conditions such as tendonitis from the many years of playing the intense and fast style of music that he plays. But a few days after his performance in Germany at the Keep It True [festival] last weekend, Scaccia noticed his left arm went totally numb. So he went in to see his chiropractor, who noticed something seriously wrong in Scaccia's neck. So he sent him for an immediate MRI. The results showed that Scaccia has a cervical herniated disc in his lower neck and they told him that he could easily become paralyzed without immediate surgery."

Fan-filmed video footage of RIGOR MORTIS performing the song "Demons" on April 25, 2009 at the Keep It True XII festival at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany can be viewed below.

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