According to Blabbermouth.net, THREAT SIGNAL guitarist Travis Montgomery has been diagnosed with myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart and the tissue around the heart. He tells Metal Injection: “There’s a lot of the same symptoms as a heart attack, and apparently it feels just like one. The difference, though, is that this was caused by a virus.”
He continues: “From all of the testing and things they’ve done, it looks like my heart is pretty damaged at the moment. It’s working at about 35% of what it should be for someone my age. That can be fixed over time, though. I just need rest, to stay on a healthy diet, and to take my meds. I’ll have to be on blood pressure medicine, and make sure to keep track of my heart rate and blood pressure a few times a day for probably the next year.
“They told me today that the average recovery time for someone that’s gone through what I have is about 9-12 months.
“This did happen when I was outside of the hospital.
“I’m visiting my family in Texas, and it happened while I was just hanging out at the house. My brother and cousin rushed me to the hospital here when I started having the symptoms (pain in chest, hard time breathing, pain in arms, etc.). They ran an EKG and it came back with symptoms for a heart attack, so I was air lifted to Medical Plaza in Ft. Worth, and they took care of everything else there.”