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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Posts Lengthy Video Of Himself Playing Guitar

He's doing very well, it seems!

Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner took to Instagram on December 4 to post a lengthy live session of himself playing guitar. Faulkner is currently covering at home after suffering an acute cardiac aortic dissection (his aorta ruptured) during the band's performance at the Louder Than Life festival. Faulkner was rushed to the Lung Center at UofL Health – Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY and, after a 10-hour surgery, was stabilized.

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Faulkner also recently issued an update, saying he was doing very well!

"Hello there maniacs! I just wanted to post, and I've had many of you asking for an update on how my recovery is going.

"I was able to return home from hospital 10 days after my surgery to continue recovery at home. It has now been 7 weeks since the night it all happened and I'm feeling very strong and positive. My incisions have healed very well and I can definitely see the light at the end of the tunnel. I'm walking well and moving freely, I'm pretty active and I'm starting cardiac therapy very soon. I'm playing guitar everyday and with the love and support of my family, the continued support from you guys and the inspiration that I get from the guitar, I'll be back on stage in no time! My surgeons are very pleased with my progress and have all reserved front row tickets for the next Priest show haha.

"It's Thanksgiving this month, and whether you celebrate it or not, I have a lot to give thanks for this year; Including all of you for your patience, your love and your support. Lots of love and I'll see you down the front soon, horns held high."

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