The band is in the midst of their Spring Mayhem headlining tour

Saliva guitarist Wayne Swinny [Credit: Matt Bishop]
Wayne Winny of Saliva [Matt Bishop/The Rock Revival]

Saliva guitarist Wayne Swinny has been hospitalized after suffering an apparent brain hemorrhage. Swinny was found Tuesday morning (March 21) and taken to the hospital. The band made the announcement Wednesday on social media.

Our dear brother Wayne Swinny was discovered Tuesday morning in medical distress and paramedics were called. He was transported to a hospital where he was diagnosed with a Spontaneous Hemorrhage in his brain. He is currently in the ICU as we await further news. We ask that you keep him in your thoughts and prayers at this time.

– Saliva

Saliva recently embarked on a spring U.S. tour. The band performed at Brooklyn Bowl in Nashville, Tennessee on Monday, March 20. The group was schedule to play at Jergel’s last night (March 21) in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, outside of Pittsburgh.

Wayne Swinny was one of the founding members of Saliva in 1996. The band released their self-titled debut album in 1997. The band exploded in 2001 with their double-platinum sophomore LP Every Six Seconds. The record featured the hit singles “Click Click Boom” and the GRAMMY®-nominated “Your Disease.” The follow-up, 2002’s Back Into Your System, peaked at No. 19 on the Billboard 200.

The band’s last studio effort was 2018’s 10 Lives. It was released on Megaforce Records and produced by frontman Bobby Amaru. Last year, Saliva released three new singles – “Revelation Man,” “High on Me,” and “Crows.”