Billy Corgan Received Treatment for an Undisclosed Medical Condition
Smashing Pumpkins leader Billy Corgan disclosed that, earlier this week, he underwent some form of medical treatment. However, he did not provide specifics on his ailment.
Yesterday, he posted a picture to Instagram of an IV going into his left arm, which had some form of discoloration. "Sometimes rock and roll has its costs," he wrote. "But it does occur to me sitting here that my aim is to make peace with my family first, and then spend whatever time I have left here making peace with God."
If those words come across as morbid, fear not. Later that day, he uploaded a video of him repeatedly singing "I'm fine" while playing piano chords. He then unveiled another picture of his back covered with welts, saying it came from "yesterday's cupping session."
Two weeks ago, he posted a black-and-white selfie of himself lying in bed with the caption, "I'm feeling a lot better, but sympathies to anyone who has caught this scourge going round. 'Tis awful. Still, we have work today, as I figured the Lord's day (Sunday) is as good a day as any to write a good song. So, blessings to all, and Love to all..."
Smashing Pumpkins are reportedly planning a tour to begin in July that brings guitarist James Iha back in to the band with Corgan and original drummer Jimmy Chamberlin. The group's founding bassist, D'arcy Wretzky, who split with the band in 1999, revealed that she is not taking part in the reunion. "I know this is a huge disappointment for me, as well, but it’s not going to happen [with me]," she said. "I only just found about yesterday that the band has decided to go with a different bass player.”