(CelebrityAccess) — Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham underwent emergency open heart surgery last week and is recuperating at home, according to a statement from his wife, Kristen Buckingham via social media.
Kristen went on to note that during the surgery, Buckingham’s vocal cords were damaged and it was unclear if the damage was permanent.
“The past year has been a very stressful and difficult year for our family to say the least. But despite all this, our gratitude for life trumps all obstacles we have faced at this moment. We feel so fortunate he’s alive. As does he. He looks forward to recovery and putting this behind him. Needless to say, all touring and shows currently scheduled have been put on pause for the moment as he gathers the strength to heal completely.”
We can’t thank you enough for love and support during this time XO❤️ pic.twitter.com/wgJxDHDlo9
— Kristen Buckingham (@KBChrush) February 8, 2019
His former Fleetwood Mac bandmates expressed sympathy for their former comrade, taking to Twitter to write:
We are saddened by this news. Our thoughts and love go out to Lindsey and his entire family. We are hopeful for his speedy recovery.
— Fleetwood Mac (@fleetwoodmac) February 8, 2019