Judas Priest’s Richie Faulkner Hospitalized With “Major Medical Heart Condition Issues”, Band Postpone Remaining U.S. Dates

Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner has sadly been hospitalized with “major medical heart condition issues.” As a result, the remaining dates on the U.S. leg of the band’s 50th anniversary tour have been postponed. Chipster PR shared the below statement from the band:

“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 are all sending love to our Falcon to wish him a speedy recovery… As soon as we have any updates from his doctors on when we can reschedule the dates, we will of course announce them — tickets will be valid…”