Lindsey Buckingham is recovering from open heart surgery after an operation last week, as confirmed by his wife, interior designer Kristen Buckingham. “While he and his heart are doing well,” she writes, “the surgery resulted in vocal cord damage. While it is unclear if this damage is permanent, we are hopeful it is not.” She adds that Buckingham’s tour behind last year’s Solo Anthology – The Best of Lindsey Buckingham has been “put on pause for the moment as he gathers the strength to heal completely.” Below, read the full note, along with a statement from Buckingham’s representatives.
Late last week Lindsey Buckingham experienced severe chest pains and was taken to the hospital where he subsequently underwent emergency open heart surgery. It’s with great relief and thankful hearts that we report the surgery was successful in its purpose. Unfortunately, the life-saving procedure caused vocal cord damage, the permanency of which is unclear. Lindsey is slowly recovering at home with the support of his wife and children. ᐧ