Dragonforce drummer Gee Anzalone is forced to miss the group’s upcoming U.S tour, which is scheduled to kick off this Thursday (5th). The group revealed Anzalone is hospitalized for Myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle. The band has recruited Aquiles Priester (Angra, W.A.S.P, etc.) to fill in as his temporary replacement behind the kit.
The band issued the following statement:
“Everyone please send Gee a get well message! DragonForce are sad to announce that drummer Gee Anzalone will not be performing on the upcoming US tour. Gee has been hospitalised for Myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle. Virtuoso drummer Aquiles Priester (Angra, Tony MacAlpine) will perform on the upcoming Dragonforce US Tour while Gee recovers. Guitarist Herman Li said, “We will miss our brother Gee on the upcoming US tour, but health is most important. We wish Gee a speedy recovery and we know he will be back on tour with us soon. We want to thank our friend Aquiles for stepping up and helping us out on short notice.”
We hope Gee will get better soon.