Tesla’s Frank Hannon Says Judas Priest’s Richie Faulkner Underwent 10-Hour Open-Heart Surgery Following A Heart Attack

As previously reported, Judas Priest recently postponed the remaining dates on their U.S. tour after Richie Faulkner was hospitalized with “major medical heart condition issues.” The guitarist ultimately had to undergo emergency heart surgery and is now recovering. Now, more details on the operation have surfaced via an Instagram post from Tesla guitarist Frank Hannon:

“Sending love and healing power to Richie Faulkner @falconfaulkner .. I haven’t met him yet but he’s a rock n roll brother that my guitar playing friends all love very much and they tell me how cool of a guy he is. I heard he played a show then walked off stage having a heart attack and had 10 hr open heart surgery last night. Hang in there Richie and I look forward to meeting / jamming with you someday! You got this! 🤘❤️🙏”

[via Blabbermouth]

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