Tesla postpones shows as guitarist confirms COVID-19 diagnosis

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Following the news that Tesla would be postponing their next few shows due to “members of the touring party contracting COVID,” the band’s guitarist, Frank Hannon, has now confirmed that he’s one of those suffering from the disease.

Tesla’s shows on August 5 and August 6 featured guitarist Howie Simon filling in for Hannon.  On Instagram, Hannon writes, “I want to thank my friend Howie Simon for stepping in to help us. please accept my apology for not saying anything sooner, but I’ve not been able to move all week in pain.”

“The day the bus was leaving I woke up w 102 fever, shakes and couldn’t hardly breathe. So I stayed home. I’ve been unable to hardly move or function since,” he continues. “Tested positive for Covid. (yes I got the vax, thought maybe it was side efx). Howie did the 2 Oregon shows for me, and the guys are postponing more dates until we’re all cleared up and safe .. I love you all LET’sGET REAL.”

Tesla bass player Brian Wheat posted, “Hello folks it’s obvious some of us have come down with Covid please send out good vibes to my brothers in the crew and the band we’ll get back out there when everyone is healthy again …… and for the record this isn’t fun.”


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