Tool's Maynard James Keenan Shares More Details About COVID-19 Diagnosis

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Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan recently appeared on "The Joe Rogan Experience," in which he detailed the battle that he waged against the Coronavirus.

Keenan experienced some of the early symptoms of the illness whilst touring with the band in Australia in February, as part of the promotion for their latest album, Fear Inoculum; when he was out to dinner with a friend of his, he noted that "food didn't taste right."

Upon flying to New Zealand, the symptoms only worsened, and Keenan added that he lost his sense of smell as well, though that had not been identified as a symptom of the disease at the time.

"So I was just drinking water, hot showers, taking care of myself, hot tea. Just trying to get through it. It sucked!" he continued.

He added that though it has been 7 months since he contracted the virus, he continues to suffer from bouts of dry cough.

"Whatever cough I got in New Zealand, like every other day, I'll have a coughing fit for, you know, 10 minutes, coughing up stuff," he shared. "So I have lung damage from it still."

(Photo: Tim Cadiente)

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