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Former AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Recovering From Heart Attack

The former AC/DC drummer, Phil Rudd, explains that he feels fully recovered from the emergency surgery performed after his heart attack. Rudd states that he felt funny while walking around his home. After feeling a pain in his chest, the housekeeper drove him to the hospital where tests revealed that Rudd suffered an artery blockage leading to his heart attack. Thus, he needed to stay in the hospital for surgery to place a stent into his arm.

Rudd will be able to continue with plans of touring in the fall thanks to his recovery from surgery and to the expiration of his post-prison release conditions that he incurred in 2015. One stop he will make in October is to Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. He plans to provide a drumming master class while there.

Rudd is not the only former or current member of AC/DC to have serious health issues in recent times. Brian Johnson, a longtime singer of the group, suffered hearing problems that almost rendered him completely deaf. Guitarist Malcolm Young left due to a dementia diagnosis. With these issues happening, Rudd is facing the realization that AC/DC may stop existing. Bassist Cliff Williams made it clear in July that after 40 years and with losing certain members, that now is the time to end the band.