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Guitarist Gary Holt (Exodus, Slayer) has Coronavirus

Gary Holt 2020

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Guitarist Gary Holt (Exodus, Slayer) has Coronavirus

Exodus leader and Slayer guitarist Gary Holt revealed that he has Coronavirus. He was touring with Testament’s Chuck Billy and Death Angel’s Will Carroll that also tested positive for the disease.


Gary Holt said:

“So I finally received my test results back and positive it was. [My wife] Lisa’s came back negative, and it’s been long enough since my symptoms that I am officially in the clear to do the only things I’m allowed, like buy my own groceries!

“I feel great, made it through the tougher moments, and my health feels 100 percent normal. Thanks to everyone who had wished us well. Now it’s time to start working on some new Exodus riffs while I’m still basically stuck in my house!”


The United States overcame the barrier of 4,000 deaths caused by the new coronavirus this April 1st, a number that doubled in just three days, according to the balance sheet of Johns Hopkins University. The country reports 189,510 cases of Covid-19. After first minimizing the impact of the disease, President Donald Trump warned Americans that the next two weeks “will be very painful”.

With a field hospital operating in Central Park, New York City has passed a thousand deaths. The disease is having a more devastating effect in certain neighborhoods in the city, such as Brooklyn and Queens, according to the health department.

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