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You’re doing good? You’re feeling OK after your health scare thing?

Yeah, well, I had those blood clots. We were out on the road with the Mudvayne boys and it must have been going on for about a week that my leg started killing me. I was like, “What the fuck is going on?” It was behind my knee and my calf was killing me and it was going down into my heel and everything so I figured I tore my calf muscle or something. I didn’t break anything because I didn’t fall on stage; I didn’t trip; it wasn’t like I was messing around and I fell down or tripped or slammed something. I was just trying to figure out what it was from lifting weights or whatever.

If you mess yourself up the bottom line is people look at you and I say, “Dude, I fucked my ankle up; I don’t think I broke it but I just sprained it. Just give me a week and I’ll be back to normal.” But this was going on for about a week or so and then it kept getting worse. I’d be icing it down after the gig and go to sleep with it. I’d get up in the night and take a leak and that was like a full-on production. I’m like, “What the fuck is going on with my fucking leg, man?” I couldn’t even put any pressure on it or wanna walk on it.
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