Saturday, February 09, 2019

Did the Landslide Bring Him Down?

Wow. Stunning news about Lindsey Buckingham, who was unceremoniously fired from Fleetwood Mac for smirking while Stevie Nicks rambled on at a benefit concert. Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery.

Kristen Buckingham writes:

I am sad to say that late last week Lindsey underwent emergency open heart surgery. He is now recuperating at home and each day he is stronger than the last. While he and his heart are doing well, the surgery resulted in vocal cord damage. While it is is unclear if this damage is permanent, we are hopeful it is not. 

This past year has been a very stressful and difficult year for our family to say the least. But despite all this, our gratitude for life trumps all obstacles we have faced at this moment. We feel so fortunate he’s alive. As does he. He looks forward to recovery and putting this behind him. Needless to say, all touring and shows currently scheduled have been put on pause for the moment as he gathers the strength to heal completely. 

Our family thought it important to share what’s happening with Lindsey with the hope that inspires someone else to seek preventative care. Lindsey’s family has a history of heart issues, having lost both his father at 56 and his brother at 46 to heart related illness. If anyone is experiencing even the mildest of symptoms we encourage you to seek the care of a physician. 

We are so thankful for the kind and generous love given by the people surrounding Lindsey, me and our kids throughout this emotional time. We can’t thank you enough for all you did for our family. We will never forget you. XO


And in other aging music icon news, so great to see Trio — Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt and Dolly Parton — together again! That couldn’t have been easy for Linda. Just heard her “new” — and shockingly first — live album (recorded in 1980) and am more convinced than ever that she has the best voice in pop music history. Also read that a documentary about her is set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. Should be fascinating to get a deeper look at someone so famously private and self-critical —who went from being an international sex symbol to a “fat” punchline — whose full talent seems to finally be being recognized at last.


Blobby said...

So after all that, he couldn't have done the tour anyways. I hope the rest of the band feels like turds.

James Dwight Williamson said...

The band is not named for Lindsey Buckingham