Last night, we reported that Dr. Know, the guitarist of Bad Brains, was in the hospital and put on life support. Cro-Mags vocalist John Joseph, who served as an occasional roadie for Bad Brains on several tours and even filled in on vocals at a couple of gigs, issued the following statement on his Facebook page regarding Dr. Know’s condition:
“I have not responded to people asking of Bad Brains guitarist Dr. Know’s (Gary’s) condition because it’s not my place. The family needs to make those calls of who should be informed. That being said after seeing Doc in the hospital today I will say this…. he’s improving and he feels all the love, prayers and PMA you’ve been sending worldwide and so does his family who are all very grateful. Keep them prayers coming for one of the nicest people, greatest and humblest musicians to ever walk the earth and also be a big brother to so many.”
Bad Brains recorded a new EP in New York last May, with frontman H.R. not participating, and over a year ago, they were in the studio working on what appears to be the follow-up to 2012’s Into the Future. We’ll keep you posted as new music from Bad Brains come to light.