The System of a Down singer Serj Tankian recently said that “being vaccinated helped minimize” his “symptoms and suffering” after he tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. He took to his Instagram account and posted a picture of two skeletons sitting in front of his music desk.
Serj Tankian opens up on vaccination and COVID-19
Last week, the band was forced to postpone a couple of shows in Los Angeles to next February after Serj was diagnosed with the disease. On Sunday, he took to his social media handle and posted the picture while writing:
“I am overwhelmed and extremely grateful for the outpouring of love and concern from friends and strangers alike. I am doing well and hoping to be clear of all symptoms soon. I believe that being vaccinated helped minimize my symptoms and suffering.
“We have many in our community who are resistant to the vaccine. I do understand and am not someone who takes sides on this issue. I think every medical situation requires proper understanding of the patients gender, age, medical history and preconditions. Vaccines should be not different and their side effects taken into serious consideration. The health industry cannot operate as a one size fits all on anything anymore. It’s medically irresponsible. That said I’m happy I along with my elder parents are vaccinated.
“Thank you again for all the love.”
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System of Down’s two shows at the Banc Of California stadium with KORN, Helmet and Russian Circles were initially slated to take place in May 2020, and were rescheduled to May 21 and 22, 2021 and then once again to October 22 and 23, 2021.
Also originally scheduled to appear was Faith No More, but the band withdrew of the shows in September, saying frontman Mike Patton was unable to perform as hoped due to mental health issues.