Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy) Diagnosed With Pleurisy

Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy) has revealed that he has been diagnosed with a form of pneumonia called pleurisy. This news comes after the singer recently underwent a “small procedure”.

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Wee update from the hospital. I’ve been finally after numerous tests been diagnosed with Pleurisy of the right lung.. a form of pneumonia. I’m still in hospital and probably will be for another couple of days… I’m feeling a little better everyday but it’s a slow process … but compared to some poor souls I’ve nothing too much to complain about. Never been in hospital overnight in my life until I came down with this … I suppose 53 not out is a good run so far !! I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the lovely kind messages of support you’ve all sent me, it’s very humbling and has cheered me up no end. THANK YOU ALL… and hopefully normal service will be resumed soon. RW xxx #cedarssinai #beingsicksucks

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Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy) Undergoes “Small Procedure” At California Hospital

Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy) recently underwent a “small procedure” at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in West Hollywood, CA. He shared the below Instagram post regarding that:

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Mastodon’s Troy Sanders To Play Bass For Thin Lizzy During Summer European Festivals

Thin Lizzy have announced that Mastodon’s Troy Sanders will be playing bass on their European festival dates. The rest of the band’s lineup will include: guitarist Scott Gorham, keyboardist Darren Wharton, vocalist Ricky Warwick, guitarist Damon Johnson, and drummer Scott Travis (Judas Priest).

Gorham said the following:

“We are very happy to welcome Troy to the Lizzy family! We met a few years ago at Download festival and he’s a great guy and killer bass player to boot, so very happy he wanted to join us for the shows this summer.”

Warwick added:

“Mastodon are a fantastic band and knowing how much of a thin lizzy fan Troy is, he will be an amazing addition to the fold”

Sanders also commented:

“It’s no secret that Thin Lizzy has had a big influence on Mastodon’s music. Being asked to join them on stage is a big deal and true honor to me. I am really looking forward to it!”

Tour Dates:

07/28 Ebbw Vale, UK – Steelhouse Festival (“Black Rose” album set)
08/04 Macclesfield, UK – Rewind North Festival
08/08 Alicante, SPA – Leyendas Del Rock Festival
08/10 Kortrijk, BEL – Alcataraz Festival

Thin Lizzy To Head Out On “Jailbreak” 40th Anniversary/Recruit Motörhead’s Mikkey Dee

Thin Lizzy will be heading out on tour to commemorate the 40th anniversary of “Jailbreak,” as well as to pay tribute to Phil Lynott, who passed away 30 years ago. The band have recruited Motörhead’s Mikkey Dee to handle the drum duties. The rest of the lineup includes: Scott Gorham, Damon Johnson, Ricky Warwick, and Darren Wharton. More info can be found in the below press release: