Tool Member Drops Health Bombshell On Tour


Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan has contracted the virus owing to the pandemic on multiple occasions and he had revealed himself.

Maynard James Keenan opens up on dealing with the virus

In a new interview with the Arizona Republic, Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan revealed that he has spent a good portion of the past two years recovering from the pandemic-causing disease.

“I just had it the fourth time,” he said. “I got the European-flavored one. That was fun.” Maynard, who first got vaccinated against the disease in March 2021, went on to say that he is feeling better now. “It was a flu,” he said. “It’s done.”

According to Maynard, being infected with the coronavirus is another cost of doing business when you are in a touring band.

“I mean, when you’re in a room full of thousands of people, it’s being passed around,” he said. “You get into a tube and you fly 10 hours in a contained environment, you’re gonna get it. If somebody has it and you’re gonna get it, you can get it. That’s just the nature of what it is now. We need to embrace that and stop freaking the (expletive) out.”

Back in February 2021, Maynard said that he battled the disease twice in the span of just a few months before he got vaccinated. The Tool frontman told “Strombo” on Apple Music Hits that he suffered a second infection around “mid-November” 2020 “and ended up in the ER on December 1” of that year.

Keenan previously discussed his first bout with the virus in October 2020, telling that he suffered symptoms of the disease in February of that year and was still recovering eight months later.