Jerry Cantrell Going in for Back Surgery

December 28, 2018

Mike Savoia


When we last saw Jerry in the days leading up to Pain in the Grass we knew his back had been giving him issues.  He was in quite a bit of pain.  Turns out back surgery is on the horizon according to this Instagram post from Christmas with the McKagan family.

❄️----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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Get well soon Jerry!

Related: Alice In Chains Release ‘Rainier Fog,’ A Symbol of Home

Alice in Chains album Rainier Fog was nominated for a Grammy this year for Best Rock Album.

Very proud of our Grammy nomination for our album Rainier Fog. I think it’s some of our finest work and would like to thank my band mates and everyone who worked on bringing it to fruition. If you haven’t checked it out yet give it a listen. I also extend my congratulations to our fellow nominees. Pretty fucking cool !!! Long live rock #rainierfog

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This is Alice in Chains 9th Grammy nomination.  They haven't taken one home yet.  See the history of their Grammy nominations here.