Guitar great Steve Vai will be temporarily out of action after recently undergoing surgery to repair his trigger finger. The musician revealed that he currently recovering.
"I was doing this fun thing, and I had to put my thumb in this really weird position," he told the Guitar Villains podcast (seen below). "I had to kind of hold this chord really for a long time — I was meditating on it. And I knew it was a hard position, and I just kept sitting there and playing it and playing and playing, and 20 minutes later, I'd kind of come out, and I [felt pain in my hand]. So I kind of sprained this."