Lindsey Buckingham:vocal cord damage after heart surgery

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Former Fleetwood Mac singer and guitarist Lindsey Buckingham has undergone emergency open heart surgery that has resulted in vocal cord damage.

His wife, Kristen Buckingham, revealed his hospitalization and progress in a post on social media Friday. CCN reports
“He is now recuperating at home and each day he is stronger than the last,” she said. “While it is unclear if this damage is permanent, we are hopeful it is not.”
Buckingham’s publicist said in a statement Friday that he experienced chest pains last week and was taken to the hospital where he had the life-saving procedure
She said her husband’s family has a history of heart issues. Buckingham’s father died at 56 and his brother at 46 from heart-related illness, according to the post.

Lindsey filed a lawsuit last year against Fleetwood Mac, accusing them of breach of contract after they cut him out of their North America tour.This past year has been a very stressful and difficult year for our family to say the least,” Kristen Buckingham continued in her statement. “But despite all of this, our gratitude for life trumps all obstacles we have faced at this moment. We feel so fortunate that he’s alive. As does he.”

“He looks forward to recovery and putting this behind him. Needless to say, all touring and shows currently schedule have been put on pause for the moment as he gathers the strength to heal completely.”

All his shows and tours have been canceled until he’s fully recovered, she said.
Fleetwood Mac members wished their former guitarist a fast recovery.
“We are saddened by this news,” the group tweeted. “Our thoughts and love go out to Lindsey and his entire family. We are hopeful for his speedy recovery.”

Buckingham joined the group in 1975 before leaving in 1987. He rejoined in 1997 and performed with them until January.

 

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