Serj Tankian, lead singer of heavy metal band System of a Down, has given an update on his condition after testing positive for Covid-19 earlier this month. Because of this, System of a Down had to postpone their shows with Korn, Helmet and Russian Circles. In a post on his Instagram, Tankian shows appreciation for all of the people who have sent him well wishes and support after his announcement of testing positive for the virus. Tankian hopes to be free of all symptoms soon, and states that he believes being vaccinated greatly helped in his handling of the virus. Most of the post is dedicated to portraying the Covid vaccine as not being in his words a “one size fits all” situation. He doesn’t want to encourage one decision for all people, and reiterates that each person should make the decision for themselves based on what they know about their body and possible risks. At the end of the post he does once again thank the vaccine and say he is glad that he, along with his elderly parents have the vaccine.
The shows that had to be rescheduled are now set to be played on February 4 and 5 at Banc of California stadium in Los Angeles, California. There could be cause for concern among fans of System of a Down, as in an earlier instagram post after testing positive for the virus, Tankian has suggested that he will not continue touring in the future. He has a family, and in this most recent instagram post giving the health update he mentions having to postpone his son’s birthday party so he could be there.
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