Anthrax’s Frank Bello Once Woke Up In a Random Pool of Blood

Anthrax bassist Frank Bello says that one time, upon waking up in a cheap hotel room, he found himself lying in someone else's blood.
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Among some of the wildest shit to have happened to rockers while staying in a hotel, Anthrax bassist Frank Bello has easily had one of the most disturbing experiences ever.

During a recent conversation with Side Jams With Bryan Reesman, Bello was asked if he had any crazy hotel stories he’d be down to talk about. And yeah… he certainly had a crazy one to share. Upon waking up in a cheap hotel room, Bello found himself sleeping in a pool of someone else’s blood.

Below is everything Bello had to say in regard to this story (as transcribed by Blabbermouth):

“This happened, God’s honest truth. I’ve been doing it for 40 years, so you go from disgusting [hotel] rooms, like the cheap, cheap ones, to the higher-end ones. So in the early days, you’re lucky you can get a bed, right? There’s no money, all that stuff.

“So you get into the bed of that night after your club gig and you’re hoping that it’s clean. There are times in this life where you’re so exhausted you just go right into bed. You just want to conk out. These nights are the nights you have to be careful.

“I get up in the morning, and you know the scene in ‘The Godfather’, the famous horse scene? There’s no horse, but there was blood.

“And it was underneath, so if I just pulled the sheets and went underneath when I was tired, I didn’t see anything. But that freaked me the hell out because — and I’ll be honest with you, man — it wasn’t old. Somebody must have checked out, whatever they did they did. Maybe they set the bed up so the maid thinks, ‘I don’t have to change it today, they didn’t touch the bed.’ But let me tell you, that bed was not made up. When you get up like that, that’s not the way to start a morning.

“I was just screaming at the top of my lungs. ‘What the fuuuuck!’ At first, I thought it was me. Am I bleeding out? Where am I bleeding from? Then I go to the front of the desk… There’s no front desk. There’s a partition with a person behind the desk that doesn’t want to be bothered with anybody. So I say, ‘Look, there’s blood in my bed! I’m letting you know, we’re not paying for this room. I slept in blood last night!’ It was disgusting. I don’t know what happened.

“If it was a sexual thing, whatever the hell it was. It was on me, and that’s disgusting. Period. The blood thing freaked me out because it was on my leg. ‘Who is this? Am I sick now?’ All this stuff goes through your head. ‘Oh my God, am I gonna get some kind of disease from this blood?’ Who needs that?”

That is some fucking wild shit. What do you think happened?

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