Former Iron Maiden Vocalist Blaze Bayley Suffers Heart Attack


According to a post made on his official Facebook page by management, former Iron Maiden vocalist Blaze Bayley suffered a heart attack at his home over the weekend. At the time of posting in the early hours of yesterday, the former singer was awaiting news of further treatment and surgery.

“We sincerely regret to announce that Blaze had a heart attack at home yesterday evening & is now in hospital in a stable condition, awaiting news of further surgery/treatment. He is in good spirits in the circumstances but utterly disappointed to have to postpone our imminent shows due in March & April. “Ticket refunds will be available at source but we truly hope you will keep your tickets & make it to the new dates which we will be announcing as soon as they are scheduled.

“Regarding shows already booked for June-November this year, we understandably have to wait a short while to see how quick Blaze’s recovery will be, so please stay tuned & meanwhile most importantly we’re sure you will join us in wishing him a complete & speedy recovery.

“Blaze misses you, cannot wait to regain full health & see you all again.

“Every Storm Ends… ‘your heart will heal’

“Thank you so much everyone for your understanding & support.

“Mark Appleton & Christopher Appleton (management / bookings)”

Bayley joined Iron Maiden in 1994, following Bruce Dickinson‘s departure from the band. He fronted Maiden until 1999, recording two albums with the band, The X Factory and Virtual XI. He left the band when Dickinson returned. Bayley’s imminent run of shows have been postponed, with more information presumably forthcoming as the singer and his camp address the next steps of Bayley’s treatment and recovery.

Iron Maiden wished Bayley the best on their social media:

“Everyone at Iron Maiden wishes Blaze a quick and full recovery!”

Last we heard from Bayley prior to this, he spoke gratefully about the career he’s had through heavy metal:

““I’m not a wealthy man. I have an ordinary motorcycle and an ordinary car and I live in an ordinary house, but I spend my time on tour and I perform in wonderful places. In so many ways, I’m living the dream. I’m not trying to be huge. I’ve been huge. I’ve been in the biggest band in the word. I don’t need to go back there.”

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