Lindsey Buckingham undergoes emergency open heart surgery

Joann Johnston
February 9, 2019

"He is now recuperating at home and each day he is stronger than the last", she said.

The vocal cords of the former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham have been damaged during emergency open heart surgery, his wife has said. She adds in the note that Buckingham "and his heart" are doing well after the surgery.

"This past year has been a very stressful and hard year for our family to say the least", Kristen Buckingham wrote in her Facebook posting. "While it is unclear if this damage is permanent, we are hopeful it is not", she continues.

"This past year has been a very stressful and hard year for our family to say the least", she said. Buckingham's father died at 56 and his brother at 46 from heart-related illness, according to the post.

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Buckingham has a 43-year history with Fleetwood Mac. Buckingham filed a civil suit, which he said was settled out of court late a year ago for undisclosed terms. As does he. He looks forward to recovery and putting this behind him.

His former bandmates ignored their drama on Friday and wished the guitarist well, tweeting: "We are saddened by this news".

Fleetwood Mac, with Neil Finn, are due to play three shows in New Zealand in September.

Lindsey joined Fleetwood Mac in 1975, left in 1987 to pursue a solo career and rejoined in 1997.

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