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Nita Strauss Will Need Surgery for Her F*cked Up Knee


Accidents happen, but when it comes to a life of being constantly on the road and tearing ass as one of the world’s leading guitar virtuosos, you’re bound to get banged up every once in a while. Such was true for former Alice Cooper and current Demi Lovato guitarist Nita Strauss.

For example, here was that one time Alice Cooper accidentally broke his cane over her dome mid-song last October, which had to have sucked. But it’s the injury she sustained this past April where her “right knee went POP” mid-show that’s gonna cause her to go under the knife in the near future.

As it turns out, she suffered a torn meniscus, which is a piece of cartilage that acts as a buffer between your shinbone and thighbone. Without it, you’re in for a world of hurt. So after months of playing through the injury, Strauss offered an update on her Instagram, where she explained that she’s going to have to get surgery at the end of the year.

“I have a little knee update, for those who’ve been wondering. I did have my pre-op last week, and, unfortunately, it didn’t go exactly as I hoped it would. According to my doctor, eight months of performing on a torn meniscus did not do me any favors. The injury has not improved; unfortunately, it’s gotten worse. So surgery has had to be pushed to the end of the year — after Christmas, after the last Rams game — and then it’ll be a full month before I can do anything at all again. So no shows, no performing, no nothing. I’m super disappointed at that; I was hoping to already be on the mend by now. But it is what it is.”

While not having to do anything for a month sounds like a dream situation for most working stiffs, you gotta remember that the blonde-haired shredder has a solo album coming out early next year, of which we’ve already heard some killer tunes. You’d expect her to go on tour to support her new release shortly after that, but recovery times could potentially push things back a bit.

Hopefully that’s not the case though. We at MetalSucks want to wish Nita a safe and speedy recovery once she gets the procedure done. Now excuse me while I research collagen supplements for my joints…

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