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Former Killswitch Engage Vocalist Howard Jones: ‘I Was in a Coma for Three Days’

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Former Killswitch Engage vocalist Howard Jones recently revealed in a new interview that we was in a coma for three days last year. Jones not only spoke about what caused the coma, but the fact that he had a 50/50 chance of emerging from the coma with brain damage.

The booming vocalist left Killswitch Engage in 2012 in order to properly manage his case of type 2 diabetes. The severity of Jones’ condition has never fully been made public, but the singer’s story of spending three days in a coma now speaks for itself.

Jones shared the unfortunate news in a new interview with Metal Hammer, whom he told about what happened both before and after his 2012 coma:

Finding out you’re diabetic is pretty dramatic. I just started feeling weird, and then I started getting really clumsy. I fell down some stars and broke a finger, then fell down some other stairs and broke a toe. Then I collapsed. I was in a coma for three days. They basically told me I had the highest sugar level they’d ever seen. Afterwards, they told me I had a 50/50 chance of coming out with brain damage.

Howard Jones is currently working with All Shall Perish guitarist Francesco Artusato and Fear Factory / Devolved / Divine Heresy musician John Sankey. To find out more about Jones’ coma and his new musical endeavor, pick up the latest issue of Metal Hammer.

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