Black Sabbath's Bill Ward Plays For The First Time Since Surgery

(Classic Rock) Bill Ward's first time back on the drums since he underwent two major operations in four days was a success. The Black Sabbath hero played the drums for the first time since September last year when a fan unexpectedly brought a kit to his Absence Of Corners fine art exhibition in Annapolis, USA.

In September, 66-year-old Ward went through an operation to deal with a longstanding problem with his right shoulder. But just four days later, he was back in hospital for emergency stomach surgery to treat a condition called diverticulitis - an extremely painful inflammation of the colon.

Ward tells Black-Sabbath.com: "I haven't played a kit of drums since I had the shoulder operation on September 8, 2013. I just played a little bit of jazz. Somebody had brought a kit of drums into the gallery. I played for eight or nine minutes. It wasn't too bad, it was a nice surprise. I was wondering how it might be not playing for a while with the injuries that I've sustained... But today we sat down and it wasn't bad." more on this story

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