Jason Becker hospitalized after experiencing “shortness of breath and a rapid heart rate”

Posted by on April 8, 2021



Jason Becker, the legendary guitarist who has been living with ALS for over thirty years, has been hospitalized. According to his mother, Becker has been experiencing “shortness of breath and a rapid heart rate,” as she explained in the below statement via social media:

“Hey everyone,

Jason is aware of, and overwhelmed by the outpouring of prayers and love coming his way. He was feeling better for a while, but the annoying shortness of breath and rapid heart rate kept coming and going. The doctor felt it was best to admit him to the hospital, which is what we are doing.Right now, Gary and Serrana are on the way. I will spend the night with him tonight. On his way, he said, “gonna get this fixed. I love you.” Eternal optimist and we are all taking his lead. We are all so grateful and will keep you posted when we can. Thank you with all our hearts.”

– Pat Becker (Jason’s Mom”


A fundraiser for Becker to raise money and to celebrate his illustrious career was launched last month. For more information on the virtual streams hosted by Dragonforce guitarist Herman Li, check out Herman Li’s Twitch channel or visit Becker’s website




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