Lindsey Buckingham undergoes emergency heart surgery, suffers vocal cord damage

Lindsey Buckingham Undergoes Open Heart Surgery Suffers Vocal Cord Damage

Lindsey Buckingham undergoes emergency open heart surgery

Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham underwent emergency open heart surgery last week and the future of his musical career is now in doubt. Unfortunately, the life-saving procedure caused vocal cord damage, the permanency of which is unclear.

It was not clear, she said, if the vocal damage would be permanent.

"We feel so fortunate he's alive", she added.

"He looks forward to recovery and putting this behind him", she said.

All scheduled gigs have been postponed as Buckingham heals.

His wife then took a moment to spread awareness of heart disease, saying that Buckingham's father and brother died from heart-related illness.

Kristen went on to encourage Fleetwood Mac fans to seek preventative care if you have any symptoms or a familial risk of heart disease. We can't thank you enough for all you did for our family.

As Rolling Stone notes, Buckingham and Fleetwood Mac parted ways acrimoniously past year, something that Kristen references. "We will never forget you. XO".

Fleetwood Mac legend Lindsey married Kristen 18 years ago and they also share three children together: son William, 20, daughter LeeLee, 19, and another daughter Stella, 14.

Two days later, he was dropped from the band's 2018/19 tour after what Buckingham said was a dispute with his former girlfriend, band member Stevie Nicks.

His former band mates have publicly expressed good wishes to Buckingham, tweeting: "We are saddened by this news".

"My heart goes out to you and your family".

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