Jason Becker hospitalized after experiencing continued shortness of breath and rapid heart rate

Jason Becker
(Image credit: Paul Haggard)

Jason Becker has been taken to hospital after experiencing persistent shortness of breath and a rapid heart rate, it has been confirmed by his mother.

On Thursday (April 8), Pat Becker revealed on social media that the electric guitar icon, who has been living with ALS for the past 30 years, was taken into medical care after his doctor said it was “best to admit him to the hospital” following the persistence of his symptoms.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.