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Rigor Mortis Guitarist Mike Scaccia To Undergo Emergency Neck Surgery

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Texas death metallers Rigor Mortis have issued the following statement about guitarist Mike Scaccia undergoing emergency neck surgery:

"Rigor Mortis guitarist Mike Scaccia will have emergency neck surgery this Monday morning at 6AM. Scaccia has been having problems with severe pains in his arms in recent years. It appeared it was always from medical conditions such as tendonitis from the many years of playing the intense and fast style of music that he plays. But a few days after his performance in Germany at “Keep It True 12” last weekend, Scaccia noticed his left arm went totally numb. So he went in to see his chiropractor, who noticed something seriously wrong in Scaccia’s neck. So he sent him for an immediate MRI. The results showed that Scaccia has a Cervical Herniated Disc in his lower neck and they told him that he could easily become paralyzed without immediate surgery.

"All of us in Rigor Mortis are hopeful that Mike will have a successful surgery and that he will be back playing his guitar very soon. The doctors have assured Mike that this surgery will make him a 10-times better guitar player. We will give an update sometime next week on how Mike is recovering. If you want to wish Mike luck with his surgery, he will be checking our Rigor Mortis Myspace page when he can. So feel free to leave him a message here."

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Cynic's avatar

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1. Cynic writes:

Good luck to him, Rigor Mortis rule.

# May 2, 2009 @ 7:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Terminator's avatar

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2. Terminator writes:

agreed

# May 2, 2009 @ 7:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. bbristowe writes:

Man, so in a sense, he could succumb....to......Rigor Mortis?!?!?!?!

That was bad. I've had family with herniated discs. It ain't pretty. Best of luck to him and his family. Cynics right, they rule.

# May 2, 2009 @ 7:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Terminator's avatar

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4. Terminator writes:

at least it isnt bone-itis

# May 2, 2009 @ 7:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. bbristowe writes:

hahaha. I just realised....Is that a phat turd in your avatar?

# May 2, 2009 @ 7:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Terminator's avatar

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6. Terminator writes:

lol, yeah

# May 2, 2009 @ 7:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Kalis_wrath writes:

Ha ha ha! Does he have Rigor Mortis of the neck? :P That's f-ing death metal to the core!

# May 2, 2009 @ 8:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. That_One_Guy writes:

Hope that surgery goes well.

# May 3, 2009 @ 12:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

to much headbanging?

# May 3, 2009 @ 10:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Jamez writes:

Is this ex-Ministry Mike Scaccia?? Whos Rigor Mortis btw?

# May 4, 2009 @ 11:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Cynic's avatar

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11. Cynic writes:

^^Yep. An awesome thrash/death band (and by thrash/death I actually mean it like Morbid Saint and Atheist, not freaking Trivium and God Forbid....)

# May 4, 2009 @ 3:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Jonny B writes:

Is head banging really bad for you health?

# May 15, 2009 @ 12:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Rubyred writes:

All that whiplashing/speed-a-thron takes a toll on the body if you don't watch yourself: to see how one can handle all that severe workout on stage 'cause no matter how strong you are..'it can creep up on it: so speed-a-thone/whiplash musicians take care! It's exciting that you guys can do that but it's also dangerous, too. My heart goes out to the musician/Mike Scaccia of RIGOR MORTIS howbeit I'm not very familiar w/him or the bands his in yet still his a "vital" being in the music field and wish him a healthy "secure" recovery and all goes with his neck surgery in all. I'm cringing at all the pain he must had gone through & thank goodness there's a surgery to stop the pain.

# May 19, 2009 @ 9:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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