Fans can breathe a deep sigh of relief today, as Carroll himself has issued an update indicating that he is recovering. What’s more, he revealed that he had been in a 12-day coma, during which doctors pumped a total of five pounds of liquid out of his lungs.
“‘Rumors of my death have greatly been exaggerated’. I thought I’d start this post with a Mark Twain quote. But in all seriousness I can’t over express how everyone’s outpouring of love, support and positive energy was so important to me. Without getting too spiritual or sappy I honestly think you saved my life.We are incredibly relieved to learn that Carroll is on the up and up, although it sounds like he’s certainly still got a ways to go. We wish him all the best in his recovery!
“When I was in a coma I was for 12 days your positive energy somehow got me through. I know I’m strong and resilient but not that strong.
“During my coma the doctors told me they had to pump my lungs of all fluid which was the equivalent of 5 pounds of beer they thought I was a goner for sure.
“It’s a hell of feeling talking to people who thought you weren’t going to make it. It completely blew my mind when I got a message from one of my idols Jay Jay French [from Twisted Sister]. A man who I don’t even know. Maybe he saw a picture of my TS tattoo. That just shows he’s pure class.
“You know when I was a kid I used to think TS’s lyrics were ‘Fuck you, it’s us against them’ but maybe that’s a bit shortsighted I think they’re more about the value of life and not squandering it.
“As I start this new chapter of my life I look forward to getting my chops back up to speed and getting some new files from Mr. Rob Cavestany which will eventually be DA’s 10 record. Until then I have the arguas [sic] task of Learning to walk and eat solid food.
“I love you all and thank you.”