THE CRIBS drummer Ross Jarman has returned home to recover from an operation on his spine.
The younger brother of Ryan and Gary Jarman has been recuperating at home in Netherton with his mum Joan after undergoing surgery last week.
Unbeknown to fans of the city rock band Ross, 26, had been suffering from a slipped disk for years.
Ross said: “It’s something that I’ve kept on the quiet for a while because I didn’t want it to affect any of our festival shows.
“Apparently it’s quite a common thing. It happened a few years ago, I can’t remember exactly - I was probably just lifting gear and stuff like that.”
The operation lasted for almost an hour and took place at a hospital in Chesterfield.
Ross said: “I’d had physiotherapy, and I saw an osteopath and a chiropractor but nothing helped.
“On the last tour we did, we took hundred and hundreds of flights so I was sitting down for something like ten hours which really didn’t help.
“So I decided it was time to get it sorted.”
The band are currently in the middle of recording their fifth album to follow 2009’s Ignore the Ignorant.
His brother, Ryan, also reassured fans on Facebook that the album was still going ahead as planned.
He wrote: “It was a pretty gnarly procedure, involving the spinal cord actually being moved, and what follows now is six weeks of rest and rehabilitation, but then we will be back to work on album number five.”
This summer The Cribs supported The Strokes in Paris and also played several small festivals including Kendal Calling and Rockness in Scotland.
Their next gig will be in September when they are set to support Leeds rockers The Kaiser Chiefs at their homecoming Kirkstall Abbey gig, along with Frankie & The Heartstrings and Spector.