Exodus and Slayer guitarist, Gary Holt, recently posted a photo on his Instagram account and updated his fans on his current health status considering the tear of the tendon at his elbow and reminisced about being able to perform on stage in front of his fans.

There is no doubt that Gary Holt is one of the most well-known guitarists of the past decades, and he achieved mainstream fame as the lead guitarist and main songwriter of Exodus, which is listed as one of the big eight thrash metal bands, alongside Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Testament, Anthrax, Death Angel, and Overkill.

Gary Holt was actually a member of two of the ‘big eight’ as in 2011, he was hired by Slayer to fill in for Jeff Hanneman, and was confirmed as a permanent member upon his passing. With a career that spans over 40 years, Gary Holt has been in the metal scene for a really long time, and it seemed that he wasn’t planning to retire anytime soon.

Nonetheless, some days ago, he posted a photo on his Instagram account and informed his fans about his elbow injury which would probably require surgery. Thousands of fans wished him all the best and asked him to keep them updated. With his recent Instagram post, Gary Holt informed his fans and gave them the latest updates about his health status.

In the caption of his post, he said that he would give everything to go back on stage and perform like he used to. Holt went on to say that although it will take some time for him to recover, he found out that at least that he doesn’t need surgery and that he’ll do some PT and use elbow braces. He assured his fans that he’ll work hard to ‘get back to full strength’ by the time live performances will be possible again.

Here’s what Gary Holt said in the caption of his Instagram post:

What I would give to do this again! Got good news on my elbow at least, no surgery! Just some PT and elbow braces, and I’ll work to get back to full strength by the time I’m back on a stage somewhere! Photo by Philippe Bareille.”

Click here to check out Gary Holt’s post.