Bad Brains Guitarist Dr. Know on Life Support
Bad Brains guitarist Gary Miller, aka Dr. Know, has reportedly been hospitalized for reasons that are still unknown. However, friends from the music community have sent out well wishes to Miller since yesterday (Nov. 2), including a message that asserts the guitarist is on life support.
Jimi Hazel of 24/7 Spyz -- in a private Facebook post that P.O.D's Marcos Curiel shared on Instagram -- wrote 57-year-old Miller is currently “fighting for his life.”
“Please join me in sending massive amounts of prayer and PMA for Dr. Know, who is fighting for his life at this very moment,” Hazel wrote. “Please, ask me no questions. Just send all the love that you can for my brother in wires.”
Bad Brains posted a statement on Facebook:
Dean Ween, Lagwagon, Living Colour’s Corey Glover and the Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle have also sent positive thoughts and messages of support to Miller:
just got word that dr. know from bad brains (gary) is on life support in the hospital. pray for him, or at least smoke a...
Posted by The Dean Ween Group on Monday, November 2, 2015
Please send all your Positive vibes and anything else you can to the great Dr Know of The Bad Brains so he can get well and continue to teach us whats up
Posted by Lagwagon on Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Bad Brains first formed in Washington, D.C. in the ‘70s, releasing their self-titled debut in 1982. They went on to become leaders in D.C.’s hardcore punk scene, pioneering a unique blend of reggae, funk and metal. They’ve endured breakups and lineup changes, most recently releasing the 2012 full-length, Into the Future.