Slayer/Exodus guitarist Gary Holt previously announced he was suffering from symptoms of COVID-19, and, along with his wife Lisa Holt, went to go get tested.
It seems test results came in today, and said results have confirmed Gary has indeed tested positive for the virus. Lisa has tested negative.
In a (now deleted) Instagram post, Holt said:
So I finally received my test results back and positive it was. 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!
Why he deleted the social media post has not been clear. Regardless, we’re glad you are feeling better, Gary.
Holt’s ‘The Bay Strikes Back’ European tour-mates Chuck Billy (Testament) and Will Carroll (Death Angel) have been fighting Coronavirus as well.
Concert shot by Johnny Perilla