Judas Priest postpone dates due to guitarist’s hospitalization

'It is with deep regret that we have to postpone the rest of our US tour'
Richie Faulkner and Rob Halford of Judas Priest
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By , Audacy

Another postponement has hit the Judas Priest camp as guitarist Richie Faulkner has been hospitalized with "major heart condition issues," forcing the rescheduling of dates on the Metal titans’ current North American outing.

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While the group's 50th-anniversary road plans were already struck with cancelations and postponements due to COVID, the latest hurdle comes without the pandemic as a main player. Faulkner, who replaced founding guitarist K.K. Downing in 2011, is apparently in need of immediate medical care according to a statement.

Singer Rob Halford shared the news on behalf of the band on his social channels.