Brian Patrick Caroll, popularly know as Buckethead,recently revealed that he’s had been suffering from some life threatening heart disease, something known as the cardiac ablation. The 48 year old guitarist has experimented with a wide number of musical genres ranging from progressive metal and funk to blues and bluesgrass and is considered to be one the most innovative guitarists of the world.His condition is so fragile that he has difficulties in even doing simple tasks such as walking.
“Well, really recently, I have a heart problem where my heart beats out of rhythm. It’s been doing it for a long time, but recently it just really kicked up and became really intense,” the one time GNR guitarist Buckethead says on the Coming Alive Poadcast as a guest. “I really didn’t know what was going on, I just tried to deal with it, and let it do what it did, and eventually it would stop, but it got really intense so I went to the doctor and they said, ‘You’re on the verge of having a stroke.’ I’m like, ‘Wow.’ Because I felt so good prior to having it, I was doing pretty well and everything.”