Jason Becker Suffering From Bacterial Infection

Earlier this week, Pat Becker, mother of legendary guitarist Jason Becker, revealed that her son has recently been “in constant contact with his doctors” after “experiencing shortness of breath and a rapid heart rate.” Becker was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 1991.

Two days after Ms. Becker’s announcement, things seemed to take a turn for the worse, as Mr. Becker was admitted to the hospital.

Becker’s sister-in-law, Amy, has offered fans the following update:

“I just spoke with [Jason’s mother] Pat. She has spent the last 2 nights in the hospital with Jason. Serrana is with him now.

“Jason is still in the hospital receiving iv fluids and antibiotics.

“He really likes his doctor. The doctor is very optimistic that antibiotics will improve his bacterial infection.

“Jason is hoping to come home in a day or two.”

A multi-month mega-fundraiser on Becker’s behalf, featuring scores of famous metal guitarists, has been underway since March. The next performance is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday 13, and is set to include Polyphia’s Tim Henson. More information is here.

You can donate to Becker here.

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