Korn’s Munky Tests Positive for Covid-19, Will Sit Out Upcoming Shows


Korn frontman Jonathan Davis has tested positive for Co…

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Korn guitar James “Munky” Shaffer has tested positive for Covid-19, becoming the second member of the band to become infected on their current tour, nearly four weeks after Davis’s diagnosis.

Neither Davis nor Shaffer revealed whether or not they were vaccinated.

Following Davis’s infection, the band postponed six shows and outright canceled two more. When they returned nearly two weeks later — at which point Davis was “still struggling with the Covid after-effects,” according to guitarist Brian “Head” Welch — the singer was aided on stage by a throne, on which he sat to catch his breath periodically throughout the set. Davis told the crowd his first night back that “that shit kicked my motherfucking ass.”

In Munky’s case, not much info is available. The band issued a statement earlier today simply saying he tested positive, is “doing OK,” and will be sitting out an unspecified number of shows while the band continues without him.

The statement reads:

“Unfortunately, Munky has tested positive for COVID. 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.”

On behalf of everyone at MetalSucks, we wish Munky a speedy recovery.

Ra Diaz of Suicidal Tendencies has been filling in for Korn on bass while Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu takes a break to address some “bad habits” and take care of his family.

Remaining dates of Korn’s current tour:

Sep. 09 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre [tickets]
Sep. 11 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre [tickets]
Sep. 12 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre [tickets]
Sep. 14 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion [tickets]
Sep. 15 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater [tickets]
Sep. 18 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater [tickets]
Sep. 19 – Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman [tickets]
Sep. 21 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion [tickets]
Sep. 23 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life* [tickets]
Sep. 25 – Scranton, PA (rescheduled from Aug. 14) [tickets]
Sep. 28 – Wantagh, NY (rescheduled from Aug. 17) [tickets]
Sep. 26 – Holmdel, NJ (rescheduled from Aug. 18) [tickets]
Oct. 01 – Mansfield, MA (rescheduled from Aug. 21) [tickets]
Oct. 02 – Hartford, CT (rescheduled from Aug. 20) [tickets]
Oct. 03 – Gilford, NH (rescheduled from Aug. 22) [tickets]

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