Jason Becker, most notably known for his work with Marty Friedman (Cacophony) and David Lee Roth, is scheduled to undergo surgery to drain abscess in his lungs on March 21st. For the past 30 years, the guitarist has had an ongoing battle with with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, a.k.a. Lou Gehrig’s Disease) but still continues to release music. His mother, Patricia Becker posted the latest update on his official website:
Hello all you Triumphant Hearts! Jason is very grateful to you all. His procedure to drain the abscess in his lung is scheduled for March 21st and should be an out-patient procedure if all goes well. He is off the antibiotics for now and some of the side-effects have ceased, but there are still bouts of shortness of breath and rapid heartbeats, which is quite scary and causes anxiety and stress, which means no computer time and some adjustments in food/water intake and things like that. Kind of touch and go, but we are all expecting a good outcome. As Jason says, “man, breathing is a good thing.” We are all in survival mode and working hard to come back to “normal” mode. And fun. Thank you all for your love and support.
We wish Becker the best and a speedy recovery. Check out his latest solo project Triumphant Hearts here.