Doug Pinnick and the official King’s X Facebook page have confirmed that drummer Jerry Gaskill suffered from a heart attack sometime early Sunday. Doug Pinnick was quite optimistic on his page but the King’s X announcement seems somewhat less optimistic. Either way, Jerry is still alive though he is still in the hospital.
Doug Pinnick’s Facebook, Sunday:
Jerry had a heart attack last night. He was operated on and is in stable condition at the hospital. Were all waiting for more info. I will keep you posted
Doug Pinnick, Monday:
Julie said Jerry woke up pulling chords out, she says hes fiesty! that’s a good sign! thanks everyone for prayers and good vibes! it can only get better now!!!
Doug Pinnick, later Monday:
Update! jerry is the same, heavily sedated and on the ventilator, they are going to try to take the balloon pump out tomorrow, thanks for everyones support!
Doug Pinnick, Tuesday:
Jerry is still sedated on ventilator, but they took the balloon out, and they have lowered the blood pressure meds 3 times, good news!!
King’s X page, Tuesday:
We are sorry to confirm that Jerry Gaskill suffered a heart attack in the late Saturday night/ early Sunday morning hours. He has been on a ventilator since. However, there are some positive signs concerning his recovery. Thanks to everyone for the overwhelming support and well wishes. We’ll let you know more info soon
This is a real drag. Jerry is such a solid, humble drummer, and a nice guy too. Hopefully he’ll recover completely so that he can get back on the road and play some shows!