Matt Heafy contracted the coronavirus.
The Trivium front man – who announced he was vaccinated – compared his symptoms to “a Tour Cold” after revealing that he tested positive for COVID-19.
He wrote on Instagram this week: “Welp. Went from an unvaccinated person to Ashley (vaccinated) to children (unvaccinated) to me (vaccinated).
“Fortunately, thanks to the vaccination, it just feels like a cold; however, my father got sick without the vaccine and is now in a very terrible recovery for 12 weeks with lung / heart / liver problems.
“I won’t be good in a day or two. (Sic)”
He has since revealed that a friend from Gracie Barra North Orlando martial arts school sent him some food to help him out during his isolation.
He added, “One of my @gbnorthorlando bjj brothers just dropped off a huge care package to aid my recovery! (sic) “
The 35 year old musician is hardworking and spent a month unveiling a new track called “The Defiance” produced by Linkin Park star Mike Shinoda.
The ‘In The End’ rocker had previously teased: “I’ll try to keep the metal, but mixed it up with a lot of unexpected things.”
Meanwhile, Heafy has also released acoustic EPs based on each of the previous full-length Trivium albums.
He started new versions of songs from ‘The Crusade’, ‘Ascendency’ and ‘Shogun’, while in April released a five-track record of tracks from ‘When The Dead Men Say’.
And the band as a whole – completed by Corey Beaulieu, Paolo Gregoletto and Alex Bent – will headline Slipknot’s upcoming one-day festival Knotfest Iowa on September 25th.
Also greats like Megadeth, Faith No More, Lamb of God, Gojira, Knocked Loose, Tech N9ne and more will be on stage for the event.