Torry Castellano quits The Donnas Drummer forced to retire due to tendonitis After struggling with a painful shoulder injury for the past two years, Torry Castellano, also known as Donna C, has quit The Donnas and retired from drumming altogether due to a chronic form of tendonitis After struggling with a painful shoulder injury for the past two years, Torry Castellano, also known as Donna C, has quit The Donnas on the advice of her physician.

Not only has she quit The Donnas, she has retired from drumming altogether due to a chronic form of tendonitis. In a statement the departing drummer says:
"If I continue playing drums I would be in pain the rest of my life. My retirement has brought me a lot of sadness because I love playing the drums and being a part of the Donnas' family."

Tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendon, the tough yet flexible band that connects your muscles to the bones. Tendonitis is most often an overuse injury, caused by too many repetitive motions.

In 2003 Torry Castellano was successfully treated the onset of tendonitis with surgery. But this time around surgery isn’t an option and despite undergoing numerous types of therapy, trigger point shots, exercises, and rest, drumming has prevented her from healing.

The Demonics drummer Amy Cesari, who has filled in since 2009, will continue playing with the band.

Torry Castellano will attend Stanford University next Fall.

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