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Slayer guitarist to miss Soundwave

Written by Jason Strange on February 16, 2011

Slayer guitarist Jeff Hannenman has undergone surgery following a infection in his right arm. Late last month doctors performed the surgery after Hannenman was diagnosed with Necrotizing Fasciitis, which may have resulted from a spider bite.

Jeff is expected to make a full recovery, however, he won’t be joining his bandmates for their Soundwave appearance. Slayer will instead bring a guest out to fill in his role for the tour.

Health problems have plagued the extreme metallers of recent years with vocalist/bassist Tom Araya having back complications last year.

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