Richie Faulkner, guitarist of metal greats Judas Priest, is currently recovering from a heart attack suffered during a gig. A video of Faulkner having a heart attack during a solo performance of ‘Painkiller‘ at a recent gig can be seen on YouTube.
Faulkner was soon rushed to hospital for surgery and is currently recovering peacefully. The band has rescheduled their tour dates to allow Faulkner to make a full recovery.
Now the band’s lead singer Rob Halford says in a recent interview with Heavy Consequence that he is still shocked by the incident and has not been able to watch a video of Faulkner’s heart attack, for example.
“I’m still shook up, emotionally. Eventually I’ll try to watch the footage, but [Faulkner] says in his own words when he looked at that footage he sees a dying man, which is basically what it was.”
“I’ve had a couple of conversations with him, and he sounds great. I’m waiting to hear that he’s picked up the guitar — he’s probably picked up the guitar already and his doctors are saying, ‘Put that guitar down!’”