Steve Vai Says He “Won’t Be Able To Play For A While” Following Trigger Finger Surgery

During an appearance on the “Guitar Villains” video podcast, Steve Vai discussed his recent trigger finger surgery. The guitarist says he had to undergo the operation after injuring himself while working on a new “acoustic vocal” album:

“I was doing this fun thing, and I had to put my thumb in this really weird position. And I had to kind of hold this chord really for a long time — I was meditating on it. And I knew it was a hard position, and I just kept sitting there and playing it and playing and playing, and 20 minutes later, I’d kind of come out, and I [felt pain in my hand]. So I kind of sprained this, and then, all of a sudden, I developed trigger finger… My wife said, ‘Don’t show anybody,’ ’cause they did that operation and they cut in there, and the guy’s fooling around with everything in there, and it’s really bizarre. But it’s all fine — it’s something very simple that they can fix. But I won’t be able to play for a while.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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