Night Ranger's Kelly Keagy Undergoes Heart Procedure, Taking Break

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Night Ranger's Kelly Keagy has announced that he has undergone a successful heart procedure and will now be taking a six week leave of absence from the group to give him time to recover.

The drummer and vocalist will be sitting out the band's upcoming spring dates for their 35th Anniversary World Tour and the band have recruited Cinderella's Fred Coury to play the dates this month, with former Journey drummer Deen Castronovo taking over drum duties next month.

Keagy had the following to say, "I've dealt with a heart abnormality my entire life. At the recommendation of my doctors, I decided to undergo a procedure that will allow me to come back even stronger.

"I've asked the guys in the band to go ahead with the tour, and I'm looking forward to rejoining them on the road as soon as I can. I'm grateful for the support and prayers of my family, my bandmates, and our fans, which have meant everything to me as I've gone through this process."
The band added, "We support and applaud Kelly's decision to put his health first and undergo this treatment now so he can be back at full strength as quickly as possible. While it will be strange being out on the road without our brother Kelly for the first time in the band's history, we take comfort in knowing it's a temporary situation, and he'll be back soon even stronger to continue the 35th Anniversary World Tour.

"We're grateful to our buddies Deen and Fred, for agreeing to step in as guest drummers for Night Ranger during Kelly's short hiatus (Deen will perform at the May shows and Fred will perform at the April shows). They've both been good friends of the band for years, and it'll be great to be rockin' America with them while Kelly recuperates.

"We know our fans join us in sending their thoughts and prayers to Kelly and his family as he recovers from his procedure, and we look forward to reuniting with him on the road very soon as we celebrate the release of Don't Let Up and the 35th Anniversary World Tour rolls on."

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