Rick Parfitt - 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 this week, but he's hoping to make a rapid recovery and perform with the rest of his band mates at Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire, next Friday (15.08.14).

The group's manager, Simon Porter, told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''We are all obviously delighted 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.''

Rick, who has battled with drugs and alcohol in the past, was airlifted to Royal Brompton Hospital, South West London, on Monday (04.08.14) after he became unwell on the band's tour bus in Pula, Croatia.

Status Quo were forced to scrap six dates of their European tour following the health scare.

Meanwhile, this isn't the first time the guitarist has undergone a major operation as he had a heart bypass in 1997 after doctors warned him that his wild partying could kill him.

Rick resides in Spain with his wife Lyndsay ­Whitburn, 54, and six-year-old twins Tommy and Lily.


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