July 20, 2024

Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice suffers stroke

Paice taken to Stockholm hospital after mini-stroke – expects to be back to work next month

Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice has revealed that he suffered a mini-stoke this week.

Paice awoke on Tuesday morning with numbness on the right side of his body. After being taken to hospital in Stockholm, Sweden, it was determined he had suffered a TIA (Transient Ischaemic Attack), also referred to as a mini-stroke.

It led to Deep Purple cancelling shows in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Horsens – the first time he has missed any gig with the band since they formed in 1968.

Paice, 67, says: β€œTo all the people who were expecting to see Deep Purple in Sweden and Denmark this week, I would like to let you know the reason the shows were not possible and also to stop all the speculation and rumours.

On the morning of June 14, I woke up to find that the right side of my body was feeling numb and I could not control my right hand and fingers.

So I had myself admitted to hospital where I was diagnosed with having suffered a mini-stroke or TIA. The hospital staff in Stockholm were amazing and started my treatment straight away.”

Paice adds that he expects to be back in action next month.


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