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Judas Priest’s Richie Faulkner Discharged From the Hospital

Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner has been discharged from the hospital. The musician is now resting at home less than two weeks after suffering an acute cardiac aortic dissection onstage at the Louder Than Life festival.Faulkner suffered through the life-threatening ailment as Judas Priest blazed through “Painkiller” on Sept. 26. The guitarist shredded his way through the full song before leaving the stage and being taken to Rudd Heart & […]

todayOctober 7, 2021 3

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Judas Priest’s Richie Faulkner Shares Heart Health Update

Judas Priest's Richie Faulkner has checked in with an update for fans after recently undergoing emergency heart surgery following the band's Louder Than Life festival performance.In the new message, Faulkner reveals a few more details about what happened, explaining that he first started feeling "confusion and anguish" while playing "Painkiller" during the band's set. It was later determined that Faulkner was having an aortic aneurysm and a complete aortic dissection.The […]

todayOctober 6, 2021 1

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Richie Faulkner ‘Stable + Resting’ After Emergency Heart Surgery

The news came across late Monday (Sept. 27) that Judas Priest were postponing the remaining dates of their current North American tour after guitarist Richie Faulkner was hospitalized with what was described as "major medical heart condition issues." Now Faulkner's significant other Mariah Lynch has offered an update on Faulkner's health via Instagram."Thank you to everyone for all your messages. I will try to get back to you as soon […]

todaySeptember 28, 2021

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Judas Priest Tour Postponed After Richie Faulkner Hospitalized

Judas Priest have reportedly postponed the remainder of their current U.S. tour after guitarist Richie Faulkner was hospitalized with a "major medical heart condition."The band issued a statement that read, "It is with deep regret that we have to postpone the rest of our U.S. tour. Richie Faulkner has major medical heart condition issues which have landed him in the hospital where he is being treated. In the meantime, we […]

todaySeptember 28, 2021