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Rick Parfitt: 'I Can Survive Anything After Three Heart Attacks'

Status Quo's Rick Parfitt believes he can ''survive anything'' after suffering three heart attacks.The 66-year-old guitarist collapsed while on holiday in Croatia last year having previously suffered similar attacks in 1997 and 2011 but thinks...

Rick Parfitt Calls Police Over Fraudsters

The guitarist and his partner Lyndsay were separately targeted by conmen posing as Swiss salesman and purporting to sell high-end kitchenware which the couple later discovered was poor quality imitation goods made in...

Rick Parfitt: 'My Heart Is Only Five Per Cent Damaged'

Status Quo rocker Rick Parfitt is nearly back to full fitness following his health scare last summer (14), insisting his heart is only "five per cent damaged".The guitarist was hospitalised in Croatia in August (14)...

Status Quo Stars Overwhelmed By Late Fan's Tribute

Status Quo stars Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi were overwhelmed with emotion when they were presented with a tapestry created by a late fan who sewed the huge piece using his teeth following a crippling...

Rick Parfitt Suffered Panic Attack Before Acoustic Gig

Status Quo star Rick Parfitt was so scared of showcasing the group's new sound that he suffered a panic attack before a gig.The British rocker and his bandmate Francis Rossi have reworked and stripped down...

Francis Rossi Predicted Rick Parfitt's Health Crisis

Rocker Francis Rossi rolled over and went back to sleep when he was told his Status Quo bandmate Rick Parfitt had been hospitalised with chest pains because he was convinced his heart problems were self-inflicted.Parfitt...

Rick Parfitt Backs Cliff Richard Over Sex Abuse Claims

Status Quo star Rick Parfitt has thrown his support behind Sir Cliff Richard as the veteran singer faces a sex abuse probe.The Young Ones singer's home was raided in August (14) as part of a...

Rick Parfitt Gives Up Alcohol After Heart Scare

Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt has given smoking and drinking after his frightening heart scare earlier this month (Aug14).The rockers halted their European tour after Parfitt was hospitalised in Croatia with heart problems. He underwent...

Rick Parfitt: 'I Was An Inch Away From Dying'

Status Quo musician Rick Parfitt feared for his life when he suffered excruciating chest pains while on tour earlier this month (Aug14).The rock group axed a string of European tour dates after the 65-year-old guitarist...

Recovering Rick Parfitt Sitting Out First Ever Status Quo Show

Veteran British rockers Status Quo are set to hit the stage for the first time without longtime member Rick Parfitt to resume their European tour as the singer/guitarist recovers from heart surgery.The group had to...

Status Quo's Rick Parfitt To Resume Tour Next Week

Status Quo's Rick Parfitt is expected to return to the stage next week following his recent heart surgery.The 65-year-old rocker underwent a major operation to have a stent fitted after he was taken ill earlier...

Rick Parfitt Recovering From Surgery To Correct Heart Problem

Status Quo star Rick Parfitt is recovering after undergoing surgery to correct a heart problem.The 65-year-old singer/guitarist's medical woes began last week (01Aug14) when he was hospitalised in Pula, Croatia after falling ill onboard the...

Rick Parfitt "Back Rocking Soon" After Cancelling Status Quo Gigs

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...

Status Quo Cancels European Tour As Rick Parfitt Is Hospitalised

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,...

Rick Parfitt To Undergo Hospital Tests In Britain

Status Quo star Rick Parfitt is to undergo a battery of medical tests in his native U.K. to determine the nature of a mystery illness which led to the cancellation of a number of tour...

Status Quo Cancel Tour Dates As Rick Parfitt Falls Ill

Veteran British rockers Status Quo have scrapped a string of live shows after singer/guitarist Rick Parfitt was taken ill on Friday (01Aug14).The Whatever You Want hitmakers are currently touring Europe and were due to perform...

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

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),...

Status Quo Launch Their Own Beer

Status Quo rockers Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt have become the latest celebrity beer makers following the launch of their new brew, Piledriver.The Rockin' All Over The World hitmakers have teamed up with experts at...

Rick Parfitt To Undergo Leg Operation

Status Quo rocker Rick Parfitt is set to undergo an operation on his leg to improve his circulation.The 64-year-old musician underwent heart surgery in 1997, and treatment to clear a blocked artery following a frightening...

Rick Parfitt Hunting Movie Stunt Double

Status Quo rocker Rick Parfitt is hoping to track down the stunt double who helped him out during filming of the band's movie in Fiji after he hurt himself on the set.The musicians play themselves...

Rick Parfitt's Wife Diagnosed With Cancer

Rick Parfitt's wife Lyndsay has been diagnosed with breast cancer.The Status Quo rocker had just returned from touring when his 54-year-old partner was given the news at a clinic in Malaga, Spain, near the couple's...

Status Quo Struggled On Tiring Movie Shoot

Status Quo rocker Rick Parfitt battled tiredness during the group's first foray into film because he is not used to working such long hours.The British band headed to Fiji to play themselves in 90-minute action...

Rick Parfitt Convinced He Would Die During Heart Attack

Rocker Rick Parfitt feared he would die from his 2011 heart attack because the pain he experienced was "excruciating".The Status Quo singer/guitarist required an operation to clear a blocked artery and fit a stent after...

Rick Parfitt Lost Hair On Fiji Movie Shoot

Status Quo star Rick Parfitt decided to cut his trademark long hair earlier this year (12) after it began falling out when the band worked on a new movie.The rockers make their film debut in...

Rick Parfitt: 'I Was Suspicious Of Jimmy Savile'

Rocker Rick Parfitt suspected disgraced British entertainer Sir Jimmy Savile was abusing young girls after working with him on Tv during his 1970s heyday.Police in the U.K. have launched a criminal inquiry into reports the...

Status Quo Stars' Hair-raising Movie Stunts

Status Quo rockers Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt have proved their tough-guy credentials by performing daredevil stunts for their movie debut.The veteran musicians told in April (12) that they had signed up to play themselves...

Rick Parfitt Undergoes Second Operation

Status Quo rocker Rick Parfitt has undergone a second operation following a pre-Christmas (11) heart procedure, according to a U.K. report.The singer underwent a routine operation to clear a blocked artery and fit a stent...

Rick Parfitt's Heart Scare

Status Quo's Christmas (11) tour was nearly derailed after frontman Rick Parfitt was hospitalised in London just hours before the rockers kicked off the shows.The singer underwent a routine operation to clear a blocked artery...

Live Aid Memories Still Extra Special For Proud Parfitt

STATUS QUO star RICK PARFITT still counts opening LIVE AID among his greatest honours - 25 years after the historic event.The British group kicked off the global music extravaganza at London's Wembley Stadium on 13...

Council Boss Apologises For Status Quo Slur

City officials in Brighton, England have apologised to STATUS QUO rockers FRANCIS ROSSI and RICK PARFITT after poking fun at them in an online recruitment ad.Marketing bosses at Brighton and Hove City Council upset the...

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