Tool drummer Danny Carey recently revealed that he underwent a couple of surgeries sometime during Tool’s two-year hiatus from touring from spring 2020 to early 2022. The surgery left Carey unable to play the drums for 6 months, though he can play again now.
Danny Carey had pec tendon surgery and knee surgery
During a recent Facebook live stream, he was asked how he dealt with the tough times following the surgery. The Tool drummer responded saying: “I went back thru an old John Pratt rudimental book I worked out of in high school. Pretty rough version but at least it kept my hands moving”
Carey was recently involved in a controversy. He was recently arrested at the airport in Kansas City after it was alleged that he got entailed in a physical altercation with someone inside the terminal, as reported by TMZ. A video clip of Carey’s arrest also started surfacing on the internet. The reason for the bickering was not known but TMZ further reported that Carey got physical with the person, shoving them in the chest with two fingers and shouting: “You’re a f*****g f****t!” multiple times.
Some on social media have called for Carey’s firing from Tool after the remarks. Carey’s arrest was noted a day after he performed the Jimi Hendrix song “Fire” at the University of Kansas vs. the University of Missouri men’s basketball game in Lawrence, Kansas.
Previously, Carey was also part of an all-star lineup of musicians who played a brief set of songs for charity, raising money for the Malibu Elementary School. Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme and Troy Van Leeuwen, Jane’s Addiction’s Chris Chaney and Ozzy Osbourne / Post Malone collaborator Andrew Watt were also part of the project.