UFO frontman Phil Mogg recovering from heart attack and subsequent operation
UFO‘s 74 year old frontman Phil Mogg suffered a heart attack last week and had a subsequent operation placing stents into two arteries. The singer will be off for the next three months or so forcing UFO to have to cancel their run of October tour dates (see poster below).
UFO‘s website indicates:
“Dear all, this is to inform you that the October run had been cancelled!
Last week Phil suffered a heart attack. He has had an operation placing stents into two arteries.
Yesterday Phil wrote:
“I have just got back from my doctors, and obviously asked amongst other things my resuming work, playing, touring, etc. She said most definitely not, unless you want another heart attack. So there it is, I have to go on a rehabilitation program which starts in about six weeks and lasts for six weeks. Three months more or less. I certainly didn’t want to bow out in this fashion, as I am sure you chaps didn’t.”
At this point in time it is absolutely unclear whether or not the dates will be postponed into 2023. Most important now is that Phil recovers fully. Let’s see what the future will bring. Sorry for the bad news, but it is what it is. It was a pleasure working with you all, and if we don’t meet again (for obvious reasons) I wish you all the best.””