As previously reported, STATUS QUO had to cancel six shows due to guitarist Rick Parfitt‘s health problems. The band have updated fans on Rick‘s progress via their official Facebook page:
“In case you missed the news…
Rick Parfitt was flown home to Britain early this week by air ambulance from Croatia where he had been taken ill, leading to the cancellation of planned European shows up to and including 10th August. An angiogram undertaken as part of various tests done at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London has revealed that one of the grafts inserted during his original 1997 quadruple heart bypass had become furred, leading to this current problem.
The situation has been remedied by the insertion of a stent and Rick is now recuperating.
The band’s management have confirmed that shows at Clumber Park NT in Worksop, Notts, and Holkham Hall in Norfolk (on 15th and 23rd August respectively) will go ahead as planned.
Manager Simon Porter added, “We are all obviously delighted that Rick has made such rapid progress, especially as the band is shortly to unveil another exciting and innovative new project, details of which will be announced in the next couple of weeks.” “