Mudvayne‘s Chad Gray has revealed that he was experiencing COVID-19 symptoms during the band’s first comeback show at the Inkcarceration festival last September.
In an interview with Danny Wimmer Presents, Gray shares that he didn’t know he had COVID during the festival, only that he “couldn’t figure out what the f*** was going on with my body.”
“That day, [I was] super short of breath,” Gray says. “My voice didn’t seem to wanna warm up. My throat was f***ing super dry all day.”
Gray later tested positive after the performance, which forced Mudvayne to cancel their set at the Louder than Life festival in late September.
“It f***ing wiped me out,” Gray says of the virus.
“That’s one thing, too, about COVID,” he adds. “One day you might have this sinus thing going on, the next day it’s in your chest. The next day it’s in your throat, the next day you’re really lethargic and tired, and then it’s back in your chest. You can’t f***ing wrap your head around it.”
The Inkcarceration set marked Mudvayne’s first live performance together since 2009. They also played last fall’s Aftershock and Welcome to Rockville festivals.
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