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Alice In Chains Member To Undergo Back Surgery

December 28, 2018

Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell is apparently having back surgery during his band's recent break from its Rainier Fog tour. 

It was actually Susan Holmes McKagan (Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan's wife) who revealed the news on Instagram. 

Cantrell apparently dropped by the McKagan's Seattle-area home for Christmas dinner. In a post, wishing her followers Merry Christmas, Susan also wished Cantrell the best with his back procedure.

❄️----Christmas dinner w a cool visit w @jerrycantrell ~ Wishing him well from his back surgery, and hope u and your fam are having a sweet holiday too! #merrychristmas #christmasselfie

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Cantrell himself has not mentioned the procedure publicly himself, so we'll keep hoping it's minor and the guitarist will be good as new by the time his tour resumes in March. 

Alice In Chains has been touring since last summer. The band released its acclaimed new album Rainer Fog in August.