Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Says “There’s Been A Lot Of Emotion” Following Glenn Tipton’s Announcement That He Will Step Back From Touring

Earlier today, it was revealed that guitarist Glenn Tipton was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease ten years ago, and that he would be stepping away from touring due to the progression of the disease. Now, in a new interview with Kerrang!, Rob Halford has opened up about the announcement, saying “there’s been a lot of emotion today.”

Halford said the following:

“There’s been a lot of emotion today with the announcement, but we’re very happy for Glenn, that he’s been able to make a decision that’s good for him and where he’s at right now. Glenn’s thing was that this was all about the band. It was the band, the band the band. And we said, ‘No, it’s about what’s best for you,’ and he said, ‘No, I want what’s best for the band.’ Which just goes to show you where his heart is at.”

“The most important thing is that Glenn is still in Judas Priest. It’s just that his role is going to be different. He can’t tour, but it’s going to be great for fans when he comes out every now and then to do ‘Breaking The Law’ or ‘Living After Midnight’. The love that we’ve had already has been amazing, and I know when he walks onstage whenever we do that, it’s going to be something special.”

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