UPDATE, Nov. 11: Bad Brains posted some good news more than a week after asking fans to pray for guitarist Dr. Know’s recovery.
“We are happy to say that Dr. Know’s condition is no longer considered critical,” the band posted to Facebook. “He still remains under the close care and watch of doctors at this time so please continue to keep him in your thoughts and prayers.”
See the full statement from the band below.
EARLIER, Nov. 3: With Bad Brains’ Dr. Know reportedly on life support in the hospital, his bandmates ask fans to keep the guitarist in their thoughts and prayers.
“The Bad Brains family ask that you please keep Gary (Dr. Know) Miller in your thoughts and prayers,” the band wrote on Facebook Tuesday. “The family respectfully ask that their privacy be honored during this time and very much appreciate all the great energy that is being sent their way. Positive vibes and PMA!”
Rock band Living Colour also offered its support. “We send love, light, PMA and healing prayers to our friend #DrKnow, Gary Miller of Bad Brains — please keep him in your thoughts and prayers,” the group posted on Facebook, adding that it’s not their place to comment on Miller’s condition.
The 57-year-old punk rocker has been a member of Bad Brains since the band’s inception in 1978. Bad Brains’ latest of nine studio albums, Into The Future, was released in November 2012.
A representative for Bad Brains did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment.