Korn’s Jonathan Davis Thanks Fans for Support During Covid-19 Recovery


Korn frontman Jonathan Davis took to Instagram this weekend to thank fans for their support during his recovery from Covid-19, which sidelined him for nearly two weeks and resulted in the postponement of six shows and the complete cancelation of two.

Davis posted to his personal Instagram yesterday, September 11:

“I’m not really good at this. I only know how to express my emotions is thru singing. I cannot thank all the people who prayed and wished me healing enough. In my whole career I’ve never felt so much love. I just want you all to know how much I love and appreciate all of you. I’m feeling better as each day passes.”

Blabbermouth reports that Davis was fully vaccinated, although it’s not clear where that information comes from.

When Korn returned to the stage nearly two weeks after Davis’s initial diagnosis — 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.”

Then, on September 9, it came out that Korn guitar James “Munky” Shaffer had also tested positive for Covid-19, nearly four weeks after Davis’s diagnosis. The band issued a statement simply saying he tested positive, is “doing OK,” and will be sitting out an unspecified number of shows while the band continues without him. J.R. Bareis, who plays in Love and Death with Head, is filling in.

Upcoming Korn live dates:

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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