Former Black Sabbath Drummer Bill Ward Hospitalized with Heart Condition


Bill Ward’s physical condition has found itself in the press a whole lot in recent years, with Black Sabbath insisting their former drummer’s health ailments and lack of stamina were the chief reasons he wasn’t invited to participate in the band’s final tour.

Ward’s health has become an issue once again, as an unspecified heart condition has landed him in the hospital and forced him to cancel an upcoming tour with his new band, Day of Errors. Ward posted the following message on his Facebook page:

Hi Everyone,

It’s with great, great sadness that I must tell you I have to cancel the Day Of Errors tour dates scheduled in December. I wound up in hospital this past weekend with heart problems. I am OK and in good recovery at this time. However, I’ve never experienced this particular type of heart problem before, and due to its nature, I had to make the decision to cancel the dates.

I want to send my sincere apologies to everyone who was planning to come out to the shows. I’m so sorry we won’t be making it – I was looking forward to seeing you all and sharing this music with you. I’ll be in touch soon.

All my love,

All Bill Ward/Day of Errors tour dates have been canceled and will not be rescheduled. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase. Tickets purchased through an online ticketing agency will be automatically refunded. Please allow 7-10 days for refunds to appear.

Thursday, December 7 – Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
Friday, December 8 – Seattle, WA – High Dive
Saturday, December 9 – Portland, OR – Dante’s
Tuesday, December 12 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
Wednesday, December 13 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
Thursday, December 14 – Ventura, CA – The Garage
Friday, December 15 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah

Good to hear Ward is already on the mend. Get well soon, Bill.

[via Metal Injection]

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