Dave Navarro is still dealing with the effects of “Long COVID” and has backed out of the upcoming Jane’s Addiction tour.
Navarro released a statement via the Jane’s Addiction social channels saying, in part, “I had hoped for a full recovery by October but I am still very fatigued and will not be able to join this leg. I am personally gutted as our original bass player has returned, Eric Avery. We wanted to bring you the original lineup but that will have to wait until I am recovered. While the band is touring, I will be working on some new Jane’s material in the studio here in L.A.”
He added, “In the meantime, the great Troy Van Leeuwen will be filling in for me. He has been in such bands as Queens of the Stone Age, Failure, A Perfect Circle, Eagles of Death Metal & The Damned just to name a few.”
Navarro’s initial bout with COVID happened in December 2021. In May, he shared his experience with “Long COVID” in a since-deleted post to Instagram. The guitarist wrote, “So yeah, I’m one of the ones who came down with the ‘long haul covid’. Been sick since December and supposedly will be back to my old self in… nobody knows how long.”
He continued, “If there are any of you who are still suffering long after your negative results, I’m just saying you aren’t alone. The fatigue and isolation is pretty awful but try to spend your time with the ones you love and stay creative. That’s how I’m trying to get through this thing. Also lots of spiritual practices, meditation and yoga have been very helpful. I’ll be ok, just don’t know when.”