Tom Araya admitted to hospital

Slayer aren’t the luckiest guys lately. A while ago, we reported that Jeff Hanneman had to be replaced on Slayer’s then upcoming, now current tour and now Tom Araya was hospitalized in Australia after a gig and their concert in Sydney yesterday was canceled.

The original press release said this:

Slayer has canceled its appearance at the Sydney, Australia stop of the Soundwave festival after the band’s bassist/vocalist Tom Araya was admitted to the hospital where he will be kept overnight. The Sydney appearance on Sunday, February 27 would have marked Slayer’s second show on the annual festival tour. No further details are currently available regarding Araya’s condition or the exact nature of his ailment.

But don’t cry yet! Araya has since been released from hospital and his wife, Sandra Araya, has issued a statement on Facebook, which reads as follows:

“SPOKE WITH TOM =) He’s feeling much better! it will be a few days before test results come back… That’s all I can say for now! whoo hoo!”

We, at Dose of Metal, wish Tom Araya a quick and full recovery but now on to some more uplifting Slayer news.

As mentioned above, Hanneman had to be replaced on Slayer’s current tour and Gary Holt of Exodus joined Slayer for the time being. There’s video footage available from Slayer’s first performance with Holt. Watch it after the jump.

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