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Status Quo's Rick Parfitt Recovering After He 'Died' For Several Minutes

09/15/2016
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(Classic Rock) Status Quo co-founder Rick Parfitt "died for several minutes" after suffering a heart attack earlier this year, his manager has revealed. And the 67-year-old may never return to the band as he concentrates on looking after his health.

He won't make the decision until next year, but his current condition means he certainly won't take part in the band's final full-electric European tour, which starts next month.

Parfitt collapsed after a concert in Turkey in June, and the incident was later described as an "extremely life-threatening situation." Manager Simon Porter says in a statement: "Although Rick is recovering well and is now able to lead a relatively normal day-to-day life, he's far from being fit enough to undertake the rigors of Quo's touring schedule.

"Perhaps now is the time to reveal that Rick 'died' for several minutes, which resulted in mild cognitive impairments, for which he continues to receive neuro-psychological support.

"His medical team continue to be confident of a full recover. But Rick's absolute priorities for the foreseeable future are for his health and wellbeing, and to be able to see his eight-year-old twin children Tommy and Lily grow up." Read more here.

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