BAD BRAINS Ask Fans To Keep Guitarist DR. KNOW In Their 'Thoughts And Prayers'

November 3, 2015

Hardcore punk legends BAD BRAINS have issued a statement asking for their "privacy be honored" after it was reported that the band's guitarist Gary "Dr. Know" Miller was hospitalized due to an undisclosed ailment.

A number of musicians took to social media earlier today to express their concern about Dr. Know's health, with the Deen Ween Facebook group reporting that the guitarist was on life support. Other artists, including the LIVING COLOR vocalist Corey Glover and AGNOSTIC FRONT, have also tweeted in support of the 57-year-old guitarist, who is one of only two members of BAD BRAINS to have played with the seminal D.C. group since they formed in 1977.

Earlier today, BAD BRAINS released the following statement regarding Dr. Know:

"The BAD BRAINS family ask that you please keep Gary (Dr. Know) Miller in your thoughts and prayers. The family respectfully ask that their privacy be honored during this time and very much appreciate all the great energy that is being sent their way. Positive vibes and PMA!"

Back in July, Dr. Know and Daryl Jenifer of the BAD BRAINS joined FOO FIGHTERS on stage at New York's Citi Field to perform the BAD BRAINS classics "How Low Can A Punk Get" and "The Regulator". FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl invited the special guests out to perform with the band and help him "live out my childhood fantasy". Grohl later described the experience as "the greatest fucking moment of my entire fucking life."

BAD BRAINS' most recent album was 2012's "Into The Future".

Sending #PMA healing vibes, and positive energy to #DrKnow of #BadBrains - I urge you to do the same.

Posted by Corey Glover on Monday, November 2, 2015

just got word that dr. know from bad brains (gary) is on life support in the hospital. pray for him, or at least smoke a...

Posted by The Dean Ween Group on Monday, November 2, 2015

Just saw this troubling note from Jimi Hazel about Dr Know of The Bad Brains: ''FB Fam. Please join me in sending...

Posted by Greg Tate on Sunday, November 1, 2015

We would like to send out good vibes to Dr. Know from the Bad Brains as he has done for all of us in so many ways, with...

Posted by Stone Sour on Tuesday, November 3, 2015

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