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.