Judas Priest’s Richie Faulkner rushed into heart surgery – the guitarist is now resting and recovering peacefully

Author Samuel Järvinen - 29.9.2021

Yesterday we reported on our website that the upcoming tour of heavy metal band Judas Priest has been postponed due to guitarist Richie Faulkner’s heart problems.

Now Faulkner’s life partner Mariah Lynch is taking to social media to say that the guitarist has been rushed into heart surgery. However, the surgery went well and now Faulkner is focusing on recovery and rest.

“Thank you to everyone for all your messages. I will try to get back to you as soon as I can. Richie underwent major emergency heart surgery. He is stable & resting. If you know him, you know how tough & strong he is. So tough that he finished the show & kept the hair flips coming. There’s no one like him. We’d be lost without him”, Lynch writes on Instagram.