Former Voivod/Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, who’s currently playing in the CBS-spawned supergroup Rock Star Supernova, is out of commission for a while after tearing an assortment of muscles in both of his arms:
The former METALLICA member is scheduled for immediate surgery to repair a torn anterior labrum in his left shoulder and a rotator cuff and bicep tear in the right. Newsted suffered the injuries while trying to catch a 90-pound bass head that had fallen from atop his amp. The surgery will be followed by a lengthy rehab assignment that could leave him sidelined for up to nine months.
Ouch. But a 90-pound bass head? What, did the reality-TV money not cover the cost of a few roadies?