It looks like Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down, etc.) is set to undergo back surgery once again on January 31. He confirmed the news to Jack Antonio in the below interview:
Anselmo said the following:
“I’m going under the knife next Wednesday. I’m having a follow-up surgery that’s gonna nip something that has been nagging me for the last fucking decade in the bud, and damn it, once this last little kink is ironed out, I’ll feel a whole lot better, man. Which means a better me, [and] that means more work, more gigs, more ability to do gigs, and shit like that. So that’s always wonderful.”
He also added:
“I think the only pain I have left is this one little nagging thing. I think once they zap that, shit… I guess I’ll be closest to feeling as close to normal for the first time in decades.
I’ve talked to everybody close to me and tried to explain to them that I’m gonna have to re-learn how to live life, man, on many, many different levels. It’s interesting. But it’s good. I look at it as a positive, because after a decade of the nagging thing, I’d hit a wall, and when I hit a wall, I get pissed off and I tend to hit back, and my way of hitting back is resenting my condition. Therefore I’m doing everything in my power to overcome, and I’m gonna do it, man, again. Watch.”
The operation will be done by the same surgeon that performed surgery on Anselmo in 2006.