Lindsey Buckingham has vocal cord damage from heart surgery


Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham has suffered vocal cord damage after undergoing emergency open heart surgery last week. Now the musician is home and on the mend.

“Each day he is stronger than the last,” the 69-year-old’s wife Kristen Buckingham tweeted in a statement on Friday. “While he and his heart are doing well, the surgery resulted in vocal cord damage.”

She continued, “While it is unclear if the damage is permanent, we are hopeful it is not.”

All scheduled gigs have been postponed as Buckingham heals.

“He looks forward to recovery and putting this behind him,” she said.

His wife then took a moment to spread awareness of heart disease, saying that Buckingham’s father and brother died from heart-related illness.

“If anyone is experiencing even the mildest of symptoms we encourage you to seek the care of a physician,” she urged.

Buckingham split from the band last year following disagreements before the iconic group head out on tour.