In a social media post, Navarro acknowledged that he is nonetheless coping with signs of lengthy COVID. “I had hoped for a full restoration by October, however I’m nonetheless very fatigued and will be unable to affix this leg,” he wrote.
Navarro has reportedly been sick since December 2021. “If there are any of you who’re nonetheless struggling lengthy after your unfavorable outcomes, I am simply saying you are not alone,” he mentioned again in Could. “The fatigue and isolation is fairly terrible however attempt to spend your time with those you like and keep artistic. That is how I am making an attempt to get by this factor. Additionally numerous non secular practices, meditation and yoga have been very useful. I’ll be OK, simply do not know when.”
In his replace, Navarro added that he is “personally gutted” for the reason that upcoming tour will characteristic the band’s authentic bass participant and co-founder, Eric Avery. “We wished to deliver you the unique lineup,” Navarro mentioned, “however that must wait till I’m recovered.” (Chris Brinkman served as the band’s first guitarist, however was changed by Navarro in 1986.)
The tour, which is scheduled to kick off on Oct. 2, will as a substitute characteristic guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen, who has been a member of Queens of the Stone Age since 2002 and has additionally toured with Iggy Pop and the Damned. “He is a good man and I’m honored to have him assist make this tour occur,” Navarro mentioned of Leeuwen.
Within the meantime, Navarro mentioned he plans to work on new Jane’s Addiction music within the studio.
“Although I’m saddened to not make this tour, I’m centered on making a full restoration and rejoining the blokes when I’m ready,” Navarro mentioned. “I really want the band effectively on this tour and I’m assured they’ll deliver every part to make it a superb present! Go get ’em, guys! Perhaps I can get to a present one night time and watch my very own band for the primary time ever.”
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