On Monday evening (September 27), news broke that Judas Priest was postponing the remainder of his North American tour due to Richie Faulkner being hospitalized for a “major medical problem with heart disease.” Faulkner’s companion, Mariah Lynch, keeps fans updated on her condition.
Lynch tells fans that Faulkner is stable and restful: “Thank you all for all your messages. I will try to get back to you as soon as possible. Richie underwent major emergency heart surgery. It is stable and at rest. If you know him, you know how tough and strong he is. So hard that he finished the show and kept the hair flips coming. There is no one like him. We would be lost without him.
– Paul Z (@NJBCRichMan) September 28, 2021
WELL-BEING: Richie Faulkner of Judas Priest “stable and at rest” after emergency heart surgery: https://t.co/n83zdE5IIB
– Audio wire (@Loudwire) September 29, 2021