Richie Faulkner starting cardiac therapy very soon and aiming to be back on stage in no time
Back on September 26, 2021, Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner was hospitalized on an emergency basis after suffering a “major medical heart condition.” Less than two weeks later, the guitarist revealed publicly that he was close to dying before undergoing major heart surgery that night.
The following message was posted in part on Judas Priest‘s Facebook page earlier today:
“UPDATE FROM RICHIE: Hello there maniacs!
I just wanted to post, and I’ve had many of you asking for an update on how my recovery is going.
I was able to return home from hospital 10 days after my surgery to continue recovery at home.
It has now been 7 weeks since the night it all happened and I’m feeling very strong and positive. My incisions have healed very well and I can definitely see the light at the end of the tunnel. I’m walking well and moving freely, I’m pretty active and I’m starting cardiac therapy very soon. I’m playing guitar everyday and with the love and support of my family, the continued support from you guys and the inspiration that i get from the guitar, I’ll be back on stage in no time! My surgeons are very pleased with my progress and have all reserved front row tickets for the next Priest show haha
It’s Thanksgiving this month, and whether you celebrate it or not, I have a lot to give thanks for this year; Including all of you for your patience, your love and your support. Lots of love and I’ll see you down the front soon, horns held high.