Richie Faulkner recovering after heart surgery in Louisville, Ky

Richie Faulkner suffered an acute cardiac aortic dissection during the metal band’s set at Louder than Life last month.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner is resting at home after suffering a life-threatening heart complication while on stage. 

The heavy metal band performed at Louder than Life Sept. 26 and during the set, Faulkner suffered an acute cardiac aortic dissection. 

An cardiac aortic dissection is a separation of the aorta into two areas of blood flow which can cause a number of complications including a heart to rupture.

Faulkner was taken to the Rudd Heart and Lung Center

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