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Picture - Rick Parfitt - Status Quo... Glasgow Scotland United Kingdom, Sunday 7th December 2014

Rick Parfitt - Status Quo perform live in concert at the SSE Hydro at SSE Hydro - Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom - Sunday 7th December 2014

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Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt
Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt
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Picture - Rick Parfitt - Status Quo... London United Kingdom, Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Rick Parfitt - Status Quo perform for BBC Radio 2 their thirty-first studio album 'Aquostic (Stripped Bare)' at The Roundhouse at The Roundhouse - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi
Rick Parfitt, Francis Rossi, John Edwards and Andrew Bown
Rick Parfitt, Francis Rossi, John Edwards and Andrew Bown
Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi
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Rick Parfitt "Back Rocking Soon" After Cancelling Status Quo Gigs


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Rick Parfitt, guitarist in the legendary UK boogie-woogie rock band Status Quo for fifty years, has been hospitalised whilst on tour in Europe which has resulted in a slew of gigs being cancelled over the next few weeks. Six European dates have been cancelled so far as the guitarist, the joint head of the band alongside lead singer and guitarist Francis Rossi, was deemed too unwell to continue playing live. 

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Parfitt has previously undergone a quadruple heart bypass, but still tours regularly.

In the wake of the announcement, the exact details of Parfitt’s ailment have not been disclosed, but the band’s manager Simon Porter has stated that the band “did not cancel shows lightly, but in this case we have no choice but to follow medical advice”. With this in mind, fans are right to be worried about the welfare of their rock hero, especially considering the fact that Parfitt has previously suffered from serious heart problems.

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Status Quo Cancels European Tour as Rick Parfitt is Hospitalised


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Status Quo has cancelled six concerts in Europe after guitarist Rick Parfitt was hospitalised. The veteran rockers had been scheduled to perform on Saturday night in Pula, Croatia, but were forced to pull the show, and five others, when Parfitt was deemed too ill to play.

Status QuoRick Parfit has been hospialised [Getty/Ian Gavan]

According to the Guardian, Parfitt is now in hospital receiving treatment though details are yet to be circulated. The band's manager Simon Porter said that Quo did not "cancel shows lightly" but that they had no option to pull the tour, which featured dates in Monte Carlo, Germany and Switzerland. 

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Status Quo Axe European Tour Dates After Guitarist Rick Parfitt Is Taken To Hospital


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Status Quo have been forced to axe their European tour after guitarist Rick Parfitt was taken ill in Croatia. The band had been due to play in the northern city of Pula tonight (August 2nd), but were forced to pull out just hours before the concert was set to begin.

Rick ParfittRick Parfitt has been taken ill in Croatia

In 1997 65 year old Parfitt had a quadruple heart bypass and nine years ago he was forced to cancel a series of shows to undergo tests for suspected throat cancer.

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