Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale undergoes hernia surgery

Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale undergoes hernia surgery

Whitesnake‘s long-time frontman and band leader David Coverdale has announced that he has undergone what appears to be a successful hernia surgery.

The following message was posted on Whitesnake‘s Facebook page earlier today:

“Finally!!! I was able to have hernia surgery!!! A 1,000 thanks to ALL the caring, loving & incredible professionals at Renown Health for taking such good care of me…❤️❤️❤️

& to YOU, my Beauties…have a blessed day/night Wherever You Are, Know You Are Loved. Stay Safe & Well!!! ❤️❤️❤️

Back in March or May 2020, Rock And Roll Garage reported as follows based on an interview that Coverdale did with the Appetite For Distortion podcast:

“I can only do so much physically because I’m suffering from two bilateral hernias, which made their very unwelcome presence felt at my first show in Melbourne earlier this year. So I have to have that surgically addressed as soon as possible. Right now, understandably, it’s not something to bring to the front line.

Hospitals are all engaged with coronavirus victims, quite understandably, so I’ll have to exercise patience and just not strain myself. You know, I had to cancel a world tour; when you cancel one show, it’s heartbreaking, but to cancel a world tour which was sold out? Just devastating, it truly is. It’s never been harder in my mind to have to cancel a world tour.”