Judas Priest was forced to cancel the rest of the U.S. tour due to “major medical heart condition issues” suffered by guitarist Richie Faulkner.
The band’s publicist Chipster PR issued the following statement:
“It is with deep regret that we have to postpone the rest of our U.S. tour. Richie Faulkner has major medical heart condition issues which have landed him in the hospital where he is being treated. In the meantime, we are all sending love to our Falcon to wish him a speedy recovery…
“As soon as we have any updates from his doctors on when we can reschedule the dates, we will of course announce them — tickets will be valid…”
A MESSAGE FROM @judaspriest IT IS WITH DEEP REGRET THAT WE HAVE TO POSTPONE THE REST OF OUR US TOUR. RICHIE FAULKNER HAS MAJOR MEDICAL HEART CONDITION ISSUES WHICH HAVE LANDED HIM IN THE HOSPITAL WHERE HE IS BEING TREATED. VISIT https://t.co/xfeYhoEpUZ FOR FULL STATEMENT
— Chipster PR & Consulting, Inc. (@chipsterpr) September 27, 2021