News from Maynard’s Instagram account this morning suggests that he’s recently undergone hip replacement surgery:
Didn't want to freak anyone out, wanted to wait until out of the woods. Years of foot stomping left me with no cushion in my right hip. Full replacement yesterday. Walking today. 12 weeks, back on the mat to work towards that Brown Belt. OSS. #weshallovercome #bjjforlife @teamvaghi @henrydynamixmma @chieflimao @carinaround
Good to see the old timers out there looking after their bodies. Nothing worse than hearing our senior citizens complain about aching bones and then doing nothing about it!
Hopefully it will assist him in achieving the next milestone Jiu Jitsu, having achieved Purple Belt not long ago:
Thankful moment. Yesterday, while on family vacation in Hawaii, I was blessed with a curveball. The coach that gave me my Blue belt years ago at Ricksons academy on Pico in LA, Luis “Limao” Heredia, @chieflimao Maui Jiu Jitsu, surprised me unexpectedly with a long, very kind, heart felt speech and my Purple Belt. It’s taken quite awhile to get here. I moved to an area that had no Rickson Gracie Jiu Jitsu school in late ’96 and had to commute back and forth to keep up training which just wasn’t practical. I also suffered a few injuries which also made training inconsistent. And even when I could train, it wasn’t under a single instructor with a Rickson Gracie curriculum. So very difficult to advance in belts under this scenario. But more recently I resumed training after some supportive prodding from one of my best friends in the world, Todd Fox. And I’ve been making regular trips back and forth to St Louis to train with his coach, Rodrigo Vaghi as well as to Los Angeles to train with my old friend Henry Akins, at Dynamix Martial Arts. Without these guys I wouldn’t have been able to confidently wear this belt. Thank you, Todd, Rodrigo, Henry, and Limao for this opportunity to test and understand myself better and to push my boundaries and discover more of which I am capable. @5dbjj @henrydynamixmma
Poor dude.. he’ll be pretty sedentary for a few months, maybe a good chance to write some lyrics. Won’t get my hopes up though
Something doesn’t seem right about this.
Anyone who can remember the old alt.music.tool days knows that many experts had pointed out that Adam was the one with the fake hip.
I think it’s more likely that Maynard was in the hospital to get another rib removed.
Ha yes! Purple Rain cover too no doubt…
What’s with “the bird” Maynerd? Oh yes, just another “F you” to your “fans”. Man, that shtick is getting old, don’t you think? When did that start, back on the Lateralus tour in 2001? I think so.
BTW… can’t wait for that new rekkid. When/if it EVER comes out I’ll probably buy it (cheap) on Amazon (used), rip it, then put it back up for sale on Amazon. No soup for you.
Impressive that someone eventually put the name to the name.
And yes… your precious curveball is coming.
Hopefully he starts taking a bunch of pills and writing some 2001 level lyrics!
Sign number one that you’re getting old… your rock icons start having hip replacements. shit
For reference, my dad had one March 29th, and he’s able to play golf now. The recovery time isn’t that bad.
i felt a bit old when i first saw this! i know its normal to think íts an older persons issue but their are people in their 40s and early 50s like M that have to get this done! not that i hear it everyday but its true..speedy recovery for him lets hope! that sucks but u gotta do what you gotta do sometimes eh ? man, i dont look forward to getting old sorta! haha :S
I too wonder if the drugs will have an effect on lyrics/composition.
Whew…. There’s are curveball Festival dates he’ll be in a wheelchair
Cricket chirps are all I hear in my head when I visit this site lately… Quiet before the storm?
More like the quiet before the pin drops, I’d say.
Custom cake for Rance Q. Spartley and he’s not even around? Smells awfully fishy, especially since that guy doesn’t even exist. The hammer is about to drop…
August 2014 newsletter:
“He also talks about entomologist Rance Q. Spartley and something called the “Hoola Effect”. In the past references to Rance have often coincided with tour planning, so perhaps things are being set in motion for tours in 2015 (presumably post album release).”