UPDATE: Bad Brains' Dr. Know Is No Longer In Critical Condition

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UPDATE: Bad Brains' guitarist, Gary "Dr. Know" Miller, is no longer in critical condition in a released statement by the D.C. punk pioneering group's Facebook page.

Yesterday, Nov. 10, there was a ray of good news for punk rock fans around the world. Gary "Dr. Know" Miller, who was diagnosed with an undisclosed illness, seems to be on the verge of a recovery.

"He still remains under close care and watch of doctors at this time so please continue to keep him in your thoughts and prayers," the band mentioned to its fans via its official Facebook page. "We continue to ask that you honor our privacy during this time."

It seems that those prayers, well wishes and thoughts have worked. We will continue to keep you all updated with the latest on Dr. Know's status.

See the original story below!


Bad Brains guitarist Dr. Know (aka Gary Miller) has been hospitalized and is reportedly on life support. As Rolling Stone reports, news of Miller's condition arrived piecemeal through multiple social media posts by writer Greg Tate and Living Colour frontman Corey Glover. Tate posted the somber news Sunday evening, citing 24-7 SpyzJimi Hazel as his source.

"Just saw this troubling note from Jimi Hazel about Dr. Know of The Bad Brains," Tate wrote online, going on to quote Hazel directly. "'Please join me in sending massive amounts of prayer and PMA [positive mental attitude] for Dr. Know, who is fighting for his life at this very moment. Please, ask me no questions. Just send all the love that you can for my brother in wires … Love, prayers and healing energies we send out for the recovered health, well being and longevity of our brother Dr. Know. Strength and blessings to his entire extended family as well.'"

In a Facebook post, Glover echoed the sentiments of Hazel and Tate, writing "Sending #PMA healing vibes, and positive energy to #DrKnow of #BadBrains - I urge you to do the same." Additional reports on Miller's condition are scarce, but Okayplayer's work family is extending its own PMA vibes to one of the legends of punk rock. Our thoughts and prayers are with Miller and his family, and we hope for nothing but the best. Pull through Know!