Judas Priest guitarist hospitalized, remainder of tour postponed
Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner has been hospitalized with a heart ailment, forcing the band to postpone the remainder of their U.S. tour.
"It is with deep regret that we have to postpone the rest of our U.S. tour," reads a statement sent from the band to Billboard. "Richie Faulkner has major medical heart condition issues which have landed him in the hospital where he is being treated. In the meantime, we are all sending love to our Falcon to wish him a speedy recovery... As soon as we have any updates from the doctors on when we can reschedule the dates, we will of course announce them - Tickets will be valid."