This past weekend, fans were shocked to learn that drummer Jerry Gaskill had suffered a heart attack. Last we heard, the King’s X drummer had undergone an emergency operation and remains in intensive care. Earlier today, King’s X provided the following update on Gaskill’s condition:
“We are sorry to confirm that Jerry Gaskill suffered a heart attack in the late Saturday night/ early Sunday morning hours. He has been on a ventilator since. However, there are some positive signs concerning his recovery. Thanks to everyone for the overwhelming support and well wishes. We’ll let you know more info soon.”
Bassist/frontman dUg Pinnick also added via his personal Facebook account that they’ve lowered Gaskill’s blood pressure medicine three times already. However, Gaskill’s current condition has forced King’s X to cancel their previously announced North American tour plans. Our thoughts remain with Gaskill, his friends and family, and we hope for the best.