Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan (and Puscifer and A Perfect Circle, and winemaker) also practices Jiu Jitsu, and just received his Purple Belt about a week ago. All that activity has apparently taken a toll on the 51 year old Keenan, as he just underwent surgery to have a hip replaced.
From an update via the Puscifer Facebook:
“Didn’t want to freak anyone out, wanted to wait until out of the woods. Years of foot stomping left me with no cushion in my right hip. Full replacement yesterday. Walking today. 12 weeks, back on the mat to work towards that Brown Belt. OSS.”
We wish Keenan the fastest of recoveries, and a brown belt in the near future! We’re pretty sure, though, some Tool fans are also hoping for some progress on their fifth studio album – it’s been nearly a decade since 10,000 Days was released.