Exodus guitar player Gary Holt has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19

A since-deleted from the guitarist confirms that he has tested positive.

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Gary Holt has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. A since-deleted post from the ex-Slayer guitarist read, “So I finally received my test results and positive it was,” per Blabbermouth.

In the post, Holt also claimed his symptoms had alleviated in the time it took the test results to be confirmed. “It’s been long enough since my symptoms that I am officially in the clear to do the only things I’m allowed, like buy my own groceries!” he wrote. “I feel great, made it through the tougher moments, and my health feels 100 per cent normal.”

Holt added that his wife, Lisa, had tested negative for COVID-19, and that he intends to use the time while stuck at home to “[work] on some new Exodus riffs”.

The guitarist first reported feeling mild symptoms in an Instagram post on 18 March. He wrote that he was “suffering from all the symptoms of Corona, without the beer!”. Three days later, he reported getting tested via this Instagram post:

Holt is still scheduled to perform with Exodus, alongside Sepultura and Candlemass, at the Dynamo Metalfest in the Netherlands on 17-18 July. At the time of writing, the event has not announced any cancellation or postponement.

In more positive COVID-19 news, Radiohead guitarist Ed O’ Brien recently shared some good news after self-quarantining for coronavirus symptoms: that he appears to be on the road to recovery.

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