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Replace on Richie Faulkner of Judas Priest


We now have an replace on Richie – see under in Richie’s personal phrases….

Maniacs…

I’ve all the time been grateful for the alternatives I’ve been offered with.  I’ve all the time thought of myself THE most lucky man ever – to have the ability to play my favorite music – with my favorite band – to my favorite individuals world wide…

In the present day simply having the ability to kind this to you all is the largest reward of all…

As I watch footage from the Louder Than Life Pageant in Kentucky, I can see in my face the confusion and anguish I used to be feeling while enjoying ‘Painkiller’ as my aorta ruptured and began to spill blood into my chest cavity….

I used to be having what my physician known as an aortic aneurysm and full aortic dissection.

From what I’ve been instructed by my surgeon, individuals with this don’t normally make it to the hospital alive…..

I used to be taken to close by Rudd Coronary heart & Lung Middle and shortly went into what turned out to be a ten ½ hour emergency open-heart surgical procedure.

5 components of my chest have been changed with mechanical elements…..I’m actually product of steel now….

It may have all ended so in another way – we solely had an hours set that night time as a result of Metallica’s efficiency after us – and it does cross my thoughts if it was a full set, would I’ve performed till complete collapse…? If it hadn’t occurred in such a excessive adrenaline scenario would my physique have been capable of maintain going lengthy sufficient to succeed in the hospital…?

The superb Coronary heart & Lung Middle was 4 miles away from the gig web site – if it had been additional away……..

We will all the time drive ourselves loopy with this stuff however I’m nonetheless alive fortunately.  Regardless of the circumstances, when watching that footage, the reality is, understanding what I do know now, I see a dying man…..

I’ve been moved to tears and humbled by buddies, household, my improbable band, crew and administration and likewise you guys sending me movies and messages of affection and assist over the last week – I thanks all a lot and though I’ve a restoration street forward of me, as quickly as I’m capable of stand up and working once more, you’ll be the primary to know and we’ll get again on the market delivering the products for you all….!

One last item maniacs, this got here completely out of the blue for me – no historical past of a foul coronary heart, no clogged arteries and so forth…my level is I don’t even have excessive ldl cholesterol and this might’ve been the top for me.  If you may get yourselves checked – do it for me, please……

A lot of love and see you down the entrance once more quickly…

Richie…

That is from our sturdy falcon –  he will probably be flying excessive once more simply as quickly as he’s ready….

JUDAS PRIEST
October sixth, 2021

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