Richie Faulkner Of Judas Priest

Judas Priest’s Richie Faulkner Gives Health Update Following His Open Heart Surgery This Past September


Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner has checked in with an update on his health. To catch up, Faulkner suffered an aortic aneurysm mid-performance at this past September’s ‘Louder Than Life‘ festival in Louisville, KY. He was rushed to the hospital where he underwent 10 and a half hours of open heart surgery as a result.

Speaking of how he is currently feeling, Faulkner offered:

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“⛓🦅🙏🏼Hello there maniacs!

I just wanted to post, and I’ve had many of you asking for an update on how my recovery is going.

I was able to return home from hospital 10 days after my surgery to continue recovery at home.

It has now been 7 weeks since the night it all happened and I’m feeling very strong and positive. My incisions have healed very well and I can definitely see the light at the end of the tunnel. I’m walking well and moving freely, I’m pretty active and I’m starting cardiac therapy very soon. I’m playing guitar everyday and with the love and support of my family, the continued support from you guys and the inspiration that i get from the guitar, I’ll be back on stage in no time! My surgeons are very pleased with my progress and have all reserved front row tickets for the next Priest show haha

It’s Thanksgiving this month, and whether you celebrate it or not, I have a lot to give thanks for this year; Including all of you for your patience, your love and your support. Lots of love and I’ll see you down the front soon, horns held high.


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