Y&TfrontmanDave Menikettisays that he exhibited "a few of the coronavirus symptoms" upon his return from the band's most recent U.S. tour earlier in the month. However, according to the guitarist/vocalist, his illness "ended up being fairly mild" and he is now feeling "fine" after spending more than two weeks in isolation.
Meniketti discussed his health status in a social media post on Monday (March 30). He wrote: "All the Y&T family have been home from our US Tour now for a little over 2 weeks, and it's really strange as I reflect back on how quickly things have changed since our last show in Boise, ID. On the positive side, we had a fantastic 7 week tour that started in Las Vegas in the middle of January, which seems like a year ago! The tour was to end in the Pacific Northwest, however those 3 shows were rescheduled to July.
"The day we arrived home, March 13th, most of the boys were in good shape except for me and Jill [Dave's wife]. I did get sick that first day back with a few of the coronavirus symptoms, Jill a little less so. Though I never got tested to know for certain, it ended up being fairly mild and Jill and I are both fine, having isolated for about 17 days now.
"The other day I heard that 3 of our fellow Bay Area bands, TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL, and EXODUS came home from their Europe/UK tour the same day as we got home, but didn't fare so well. Many of the band members and crew folks got coronavirus, including Chuck Billy. I know this is probably old news now, but I wanted to give my best to all of those guys and hope everyone is doing well. And for the drummer of DEATH ANGEL, Will Carroll, who last I heard was in ICU, all of Y&T hope he will come out of this and get back to being healthy soon.
"Though we very much miss playing live shows, I wanted to put this out there that from our family to yours, stay safe, and we'll see you on the other side of this - hopefully in the summer!