Venom Inc. Guitarist Mantas Recovering After Heart Attack and Double Bypass Surgery
Venom founding member and current Venom Inc. guitarist Mantas (Jeffrey Dunn) had a heart attack on April 30th but is now on the path to recovery after undergoing double bypass surgery.
Venom Inc. have released the following statement:
“On 30th April 2018 our friend, brother and guitarist Jeff ‘Mantas’ Dunn suffered a major heart attack.
“During the ordeal Jeff died and had to be resuscitated. After a month enduring hospital treatment he received double bypass surgery in Lisbon, Portugal (where he now resides). The operation was a great success and he has been convalescing at home in Portugal.”
“What happened ranks easily as the most terrifying experience of my life. The paramedics and doctor fought for just over five minutes to bring me back. I am now home resting and recuperating, taking walks and slowly building my strength up. From this day on, going through airport security will be interesting as my breast bone is clamped together with surgical steel.
“There have been things which have happened during these last few weeks, which I have found very hard to come to terms with but its getting better. I simply do not know where or how to begin to thank every single doctor, nurse or health care worker who has played some part, no matter how small, in helping me recover from this. There is still a way to go but I remain positive.
“My thanks and enduring love goes to Anita (my partner) who has been with me every step of the way. My brother Tony Dolan, who upon hearing the news took the first available flight to be by my side. My neighbors and friends in our wonderful village who (despite language barriers) have shown so much concern and compassion.
“I will hopefully see you on a stage somewhere in the world soon my friends”.
The band has understandably canceled all gigs until August while Mantas recovers, but vows to return “at full strength and power.”
On behalf of everyone at MetalSucks, we wish Mantas a speedy and full recovery!