Five Finger Death Punch Guitarist Jason Hook Leaves European Tour Following Gallbladder Surgery


Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Jason Hook – Story by Cat Badra, photo by Anne Erickson

Jason Hook is taking a break from the road to recover from gallbladder surgery

Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Jason Hook is taking some time off from the road to recover from the gallbladder removal surgery that he had late last year. Five Finger Death Punch is currently touring Europe, and Hook started the 2020 with them, before releasing that he needs more time to heal.

“(Jason Hook) needs additional time for his recovery and must step back from the current tour in order to have the opportunity to do so,” Five Finger Death Punch wrote in a Facebook post. “We discussed this as a band and Jason’s well-being is our priority — health comes first.”

Guitarist Andy James will take over for Hook during the remainder of the tour. According to the band, Hook wanted the tour to go no.

“It was Jason’s express wish that we continue the tour so with Jason’s blessing we have invited our friend Andy James who has agreed to step in and finish the tour for Jason,” the band said. “We are grateful for Andy stepping up and will continue to deliver the great show the fans deserve every night.”

They added, “We’ve been having an incredible run with our friends in Megadeth and Bad Wolves so far, and the vibe of the tour has been amazing. We look forward to seeing all the German fans next and appreciate all of you joining us in wishing Jason a speedy recovery.”

Five Finger Death Punch’s current European tour with Megadeth and Bad Wolves will run through Feb. 22. They’ll kick off a U.S. tour with openers Papa Roach, I Prevail and Ice Nine Kills in April.

The band’s new album, “F8,” will hit stores Feb. 28.



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