Umphrey’s McGee’s Kris Myers has updated fans on why he was absent from this weekend’s show at Suwannee Rising. The drummer revealed that he had tested positive for COVID-19 “despite taking all precautions.”

“I had to miss Saturday’s show due to a recent positive COVID test despite taking all precautions,” Myers wrote on Instagram. “It serves as a reminder that this virus is extremely contagious and needs to be taken seriously. I encourage everyone to continue getting tested and vaccinated.”

In Myers’ stead, the band invited Lettuce drummer Adam Deitch and Goose’s Ben Atkind to sit in during the set. UM members Jake Cinninger and Andy Farag also provided drum duties during the performance. “Maximum props to Team Umph for putting on a stellar show in my absence,” Myers wrote. “Special thanks to Andy, Jake, and guest sit-ins Adam Deitch and Ben Atkind for taking over the drummer duties like champs. Our bench is deep!”

Read our full recap of the show here.

Myers also noted in his post that he is “excited to join my bandmates and all of you at the ATL Motor Speedway soon.”

Read the drummer’s full message here, or below: