Lindsey Buckingham undergoes emergency heart surgery, suffers vocal cord damage

Angelo Anderson
February 9, 2019

"Each day he is stronger than the last", his wife Kristen Buckingham wrote on Facebook.

Former Fleetwood Mac singer and guitarist Lindsey Buckingham has undergone emergency open heart surgery that has resulted in vocal cord damage. Unfortunately, the life-saving procedure caused vocal cord damage, the permanency of which is unclear.

Buckingham last played with Fleetwood Mac at a Grammy MusiCares event in NY in January 2018 when the famously dysfunctional British-American band were happily celebrated by their peers.

The singer-guitarist was forced out of Fleetwood Mac past year in a push led by band member Stevie Nicks.

"We are so thankful for the kind and generous love given by the people surrounding Lindsey, me and our kids throughout this emotional time, ' said Kristen". We feel so fortunate he's alive.


She said Buckingham's late father and brother also had heart-related problems.

His former bandmates ignored their drama on Friday and wished the guitarist well, tweeting: "We are saddened by this news".

She continued stating that the announcement served as a dual goal to inform fans that Lindsey was pausing future shows in an effort to "heal completely" and to also inspire someone to 'seek preventative care'. "We are hopeful for his speedy recovery".

Fleetwood Mac disputes the allegations made by Buckingham.

Fleetwood Mac, with Neil Finn, are due to play three shows in New Zealand in September.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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