Judas Priest’s Richie Faulkner’s suffered a medical disaster on stage throughout a current live performance, touchdown him within the hospital.

The musician confirmed the information to Fox News in an announcement on Tuesday night.

“As I watch footage from the Louder Than Life Festival in Kentucky, I can see in my face the confusion and anguish I was feeling whilst playing ‘Painkiller’ as my aorta ruptured and started to spill blood into my chest cavity,” he wrote.

The rocker defined that he suffered from an “aortic aneurysm and complete aortic dissection.”

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The guitarist, 41, mentioned that he is been instructed that the majority that undergo from the ailment “don’t make it to the hospital alive” and that he underwent a ten and a half-hour emergency open-heart surgical procedure.

“Five parts of my chest were replaced with mechanical components,” he mentioned. “I’m literally made of metal now.”

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Faulkner defined that he and his bandmates had a shortened set in the course of the pageant as Metallica was set to carry out after them. He puzzled whether or not he’d have performed till “total collapse” if it had been a full-length set.

Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner suffered a ‘aortic aneurysm and complete aortic dissection’ while on stage in Kentucky.

Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner suffered a ‘aortic aneurysm and complete aortic dissection’ whereas on stage in Kentucky.
(Photo by Neil H Kitson/Redferns)

“If it hadn’t happened in such a high adrenaline situation would my body have been able to keep going long enough to reach the hospital…?” he puzzled.

Additionally, the medical heart he was taken to occurred to solely be 4 miles away, definitely serving to his case.

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“We can always drive ourselves crazy with these things but I’m still alive thankfully,” the musician continued. “Whatever the circumstances, when watching that footage, the truth is, knowing what I know now, I see a dying man.”

Richie Faulkner has played guitar for the metal band since 2011.

Richie Faulkner has performed guitar for the metallic band since 2011.
(Photo by Neil Lupin/Redferns)

Faulkner acknowledged that he has a “recovery road” forward of him however promised he’d be “delivering the goods” to his followers when he is ready.