DEVILDRIVER bassist Aaron “Bubble” Patrick has been released from the hospital after receiving treatment for Streptococcus pneumonia, an inflammation and swelling of the lung, caused by an infection with the bacteria. According to his mother, Aaronwill have to rest at least a week before getting on a plane, as the lungs cannot take the pressure.
Patrick is sitting out DEVILDRIVER‘s Metal Alliance Tour, which kicked off on March 15 at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. Filling in for him is Aaron‘s former BURY YOUR DEAD bandmate Chris Towning.
Patrick joined DEVILDRIVER as the replacement for Jonathan Miller, who quit the band in March 2011, calling it “the most difficult decision of my life” but “something that I needed to do for myself.”