"Down with the Sickness" is a song by the American band Disturbed. The song was recorded in 1999 and was released as the second single from their debut studio album, The Sickness. The song is one of Disturbed's best-known songs and is a concert staple, usually played as the last song. This was their first single to be certified platinum in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America.
A music video composed of live concert footage was produced for the song. The song is known for its segment of the song which features a boy being attacked and abused by his mother. The music video excludes the "abuse" segment and so does the radio edit of the song. The music video was recorded at the "First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre" (at the time the Tweeter Center) in Tinley Park, IL during Q101's Jamboree 2001.
Down With the Sickness features a famous "ooh-wah-ah-ah-ah" staccato noise from Disturbed's singer David Draiman at the end of the intro, which reappears from time to time throughout the song.