Bad Brains guitarist Dr Know ‘no longer in critical condition’

The musician was hospitalised last week due to an undisclosed health condition

Bad Brains guitarist Dr Know is no longer on life support but remains in hospital, a statement from the band confirms.

News broke last week (November 3) that the musician (real name Gary Miller) had been hospitalised, with his bandmates previously asking fans to keep Miller “in your thoughts and prayers”.

Now an update from Bad Brains’ Facebook page states: “The Family of Gary (Dr Know) Miller and the entire Bad Brains family would like to thank everyone for their well wishes. We are happy to say that Dr Know’s condition is no longer considered critical.”


“He still remains under the close care and watch of doctors at this time so please continue to keep him in your thoughts and prayers. We continue to ask that you honour our privacy during this time.”

Full details about the guitarist’s health condition have not been disclosed.


Fellow artists, including The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle, have sent their best wishes to Miller. Darnielle wrote on Twitter: “Dr Know is one of the most important players of heavy music ever. Love and gratitude and healing thoughts to him.”

Hardcore punk band Bad Brains formed in Washington DC in 1977, releasing their self-titled debut in 1982. They split in 1995 before reuniting in 1999. Their latest album ‘Into the Future’ came out in 2012.

Foo Fighters were joined by Dr Know and fellow Bad Brains member Darryl Jenifer during their New York gig earlier this year. Watch footage here.

Watch the video for Bad Brains song ‘I Against I’ below.