Sean Reinert Ruptures Achilles; Will Still Make Death To All Shows

Sean Reinert

What a fucking champ, man!

Acclaimed drummer Sean Reinert (known for his work with Death and Cynic) ruptured his achilles tendon several days ago while training for the “Death To All Tour 2012,” but isn’t letting the injury take him out of the game.

He will be making the Death To All Tour — a five-city trek featuring a majority of Death’s amazing musicians.

The tour will celebrate the life and music of Chuck Schuldiner, as well as raise awareness of Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, a charity that provides financial assistance to career musicians faced with illness, disability or age-related problems.

Reinert has had the necessary surgery and has started rehabilitation; he will remain a drummer on the tour, but to what extent depends on his progress.

Gene Hoglan and tour drum tech Danny Walker will also be on the team to help make the most of the situation.

“This is a horrible injury,” Sean says. “The pain has been off the charts, but I think it’s meant to be. I think the grand plan here is to use this as an example for a reason to raise awareness and have an outlet for musicians in need.

“Although I am devastated that I can’t perform at 110 percent, I am grateful that my injury is a minor one (one that will heal over time) and still allows me to be a part if this wonderful tour and cause.”

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