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Draiman was receiving regular allergy immunotherapy injections when he fell dangerously ill back in October. According to Draiman, he was accidentally given 10 times the normal dose, causing severe anaphylactic shock. As a result, Disturbed were forced to cancel several shows while Draiman recovered.
"I'd been having allergy shot therapy," Draiman told Metal Hammer magazine, "And in the middle of the touring cycle an injection that was supposed to be administered at 0.05 of a particular concentration was injected at 0.5 - 10 times more than I was supposed to get."
"I had severe anaphylactic shock. Airwaves constricted, blood pressure plummeting. I was on oxygen for hours and still my blood pressure was way, way low. This was the day before we were supposed to play three shows in a row and the residual inflammation that came from the allergic reaction meant that I couldn't heal from it in the middle of the touring cycle."
David Draiman eventually recovered, and Disturbed was back playing shows in late November, but not without a new sense of appreciation from Draiman. "My vocal cords were pretty beaten up: seeing them on a stroboscope was pretty scary. They told me if I sang I'd be risking permanent damage."
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