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Rick Parfitt doing fine following minor operation

By | Published on Monday 11 August 2014

Status Quo

It’s ‘Rick Parfitt Watch’ time and, following his trip to hospital last fortnight, he’s now doing fine, and is even expected to re-join the The Quo for the band’s show in Worksop this Friday.

As is detailed in an official FB post from Status Quo HQ, Parfitt was taken ill whilst on the road in Croatia, and flown back to London via air ambulance. Later tests revealed that a graft transplanted during Rick’s quadruple heart bypass of 1997 had become “furred”, which was causing his condition. This was remedied with the insertion of a stent, or mesh tube, with Parfitt said to be doing fine following the operation.

Confirming that, as thing stand, Parfitt and band will be back on rockin form in time for gigs at Worksop’s Clumber Park (15 Aug) and Norfolk’s Holkham Hall (23 Aug), manager to the Quo Simon Porter adds: “We are all obviously delighted that Rick has made such rapid progress, especially as the band is shortly to unveil another exciting and innovative new project, details of which will be announced in the next couple of weeks”.