On Friday, Kristen Buckingham, wife of longtime Fleetwood Mac guitarist and solo artist Lindsey Buckingham, shared an update about her husband: He’s at home recovering from emergency open heart surgery that he underwent late last week:
I am sad to say that late last week Lindsey underwent emergency open heart surgery. He is now recuperating at home and…
In the message, seen in the Facebook post above, Kristen notes that Lindsey has suffered “some vocal cord damage” as a result of the operation:
“While he and his heart are doing well, the surgery resulted in vocal cord damage. While it is unclear if the damage is permanent, we are hopeful it is not.”
Here’s hoping for a fast and speedy — and full — recovery for Buckingham, who filed a lawsuit against the members of Fleetwood Mac for what he deemed an unlawful firing from the band, which went out on tour without him in the fall.
Buckingham’s former band issued a statement of well-wishes after hearing the news:
We are saddened by this news. Our thoughts and love go out to Lindsey and his entire family. We are hopeful for his speedy recovery.
— Fleetwood Mac (@fleetwoodmac) February 8, 2019
Get well soon, Lindsey!