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Mark Lanegan recounts “terrifying” bout with COVID-19 in upcoming ‘Devil in a Coma’ memoir

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Screaming Trees frontman and frequent Queens of the Stone Age collaborator Mark Lanegan will recount his “terrifying” bout with COVID-19 in an upcoming memoir, Devil in a Coma.

According to the publisher’s description of the book, Lanegan awoke one morning in March 2021 “breathless, fatigued beyond belief, his body burdened with a gigantic dose of COVID-19.”

Lanegan was admitted to a hospital in Ireland, where he was living at the time, where he’d be “slipping in and out of a coma, unable to walk or function for several months and fearing for his life.”

“As his situation becomes more intolerable over the course of that bleakest of springs he is assaulted by nightmares, visions and regrets about a life lived on the edge of chaos and disorder,” the description reads.

That apparently inspired what would become Devil in a Coma, which uses “vignettes of prose and poetry” to tell a “terrifying account of illness and the remorse that comes with it.”

Devil in a Coma will be released December 14.

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