Korn‘s Jonathan Davis is continuing in the tradition of Dave Grohl and Axl Rose as he performed from a throne during his band’s show in Indiana over the weekend.
Davis, who tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month, is still feeling some lingering effects from the virus, so he used the throne to sit down and rest for some of the songs. In fan-shot footage from the Indiana concert, Davis told the crowd, “I might be sitting down a little bit tonight, I may be doing s*** a little bit different…just give me some energy, I need something from you guys.”
While not as elaborate as Grohl’s motorized, guitar adorned throne — which he used after breaking his leg in 2015, and then lent to Rose — Davis’ seat had a suitably gothic vibe that fit well with the whole Korn aesthetic.
In an Instagram post after the show, guitarist Brian “Head” Welch shared more about Davis’ condition.
“Jonathan Davis is still struggling with the COVID aftereffects,” Head said. “He’s physically weak and having a mental battle. Any type of love, light and energy you can throw at him, prayers, all of it. We have shows coming up, so all of you guys…whatever show you’re going to, throw him some love and energy, man. He needs you more than ever.”
Korn’s tour is scheduled to continue Monday in Milwaukee.
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