Korn guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer has tested positive for Covid-19. In a statement the band said,
“Unfortunately, Munky has tested positive for COVID,” KORN said in a statement. “He is doing OK, but he will not be playing some of our upcoming shows. The tour is going on as scheduled despite these circumstances, and we are anticipating a speedy recovery. We’ll see you tonight, Utah.”
No replacement has been announced.
Lead singer Jonathan Davis tested positive in August and is still struggling with the effects of the disease today. The band had to postpone a number of shows due to Davis’ illness. Since returning to the stage, the singer has been seen coughing and trying to “catch his breath.” At times he has been sitting in a custom throne, equipped with an oxygen tank within reach according to footage taken at a show in Illinois on August 27th.
At another show in September, Davis told the crowd,
“It feels so good to be back, y’all. Some of you might know, some of you don’t, but I’m recovering. I got COVID, and that shit kicked my motherfucking ass. But I decided I’m not gonna fucking cancel. … So I might be standing up, I might be sitting in my chair, but I’m gonna give you a hundred motherfucking percent. So let’s scream and have a good motherfucking time tonight.”
Get well soon Korn!