Slow Attrition Of Slayer Continues As Tom Araya Hospitalized In Sydney

    It’s been a tough year medically for Slayer. After guitarist Jeff Hanneman had to be replaced on the band’s Australian tour to deal with a bout of necrotizing fasciitis, Slayer probably thought it wouldn’t be sending any more serial killer themed get well boquets. Now frontman Tom Araya has been taken to the hospital in Sydney. Details are sketchy at this point, but the audience at the Soundwave was told that Araya was taken to the hospital shortly after arriving at the venue and told by doctors to remain there. [Rolling Stone]