Tool’s Maynard James Keenan Reveals Illness He’s Been Dealing With: ‘It Invaded My Body’


Tool and A Perfect Circle frontman Maynard James Keenan discussed dealing with a terrible case of the flu recently in a new interview with Matt Pinfield.

“I have been doing jiu-jitsu a lot more lately, but I got that flu man, whatever that thing, that flu that went around with everybody. Oh my god, five weeks I was down, so I haven’t been able to train for five weeks. Every time you think it’s gone, I had a friend call it the boomerang, because right when you think you’re fine, it comes right back.”

Pinfield then asked if he went to the hospital.

Keenan responded, “No, I just ended up trying to gut it out, because you want to get through it without antibiotics, but eventually I had to break down and take some antibiotics and that cleared it up. But man, five weeks of various stages of it, not like, okay I’m done, a week I’m in, good, take care of myself free and clear, three days later, a flight later, strangers and odd surfaces later, coughing babies on a plane later, all of a sudden it’s back in a different way. Oh my god, I’m waiting for the one that invades my feet, because it’s pretty much invaded every other part of my body.”

Listen to the full interview below.