Lindsey Buckingham at Home Recovering from Emergency Open-Heart Surgery That Caused Vocal Cord Damage

Lindsey Buckingham at Home Recovering from Emergency Open-Heart Surgery That Caused Vocal Cord Damage

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…

Posted by Lindsey Buckingham on Friday, February 8, 2019

 

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:

Get well soon, Lindsey!

3 Responses to "Lindsey Buckingham at Home Recovering from Emergency Open-Heart Surgery That Caused Vocal Cord Damage"

  1. Jean   February 8, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    I feel so bad for Lindsey.
    I had open heart surgery 11/17/17 in Scottsdale, AZ. Immediately when I got home after 6 days in the hospital I had a cough and had trouble talking.
    I saw my ENT doctor after about 6 months he did a exam on my vocal cords and found the right side was paralyzed .
    I elected to do the wait and see ……… I saw my ENT two months ago and there is a slight movement in the right vocal cord now.
    I still cannot talk for any period of time without my voice getting raspy…….if I get any sort of congestion, causing me to cough a lot, my voice goes bad……

    I am so thankful you are doing OK and that you have brought attention to this possible side affect after heart surgery……I have not been that lucky, until my ENT doctor found the paralysis.

    The other doctors said it was nothing to worry about!!!!!!!
    Maybe now doctors will finally admit and inform patients of risks to their vocal cords…..

    Sincerely,
    Jean A. Faust

    Reply
  2. Jean   February 8, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    I feel so bad for Lindsey.
    I had open heart surgery 11/17/17 in Scottsdale, AZ. Immediately when I got home after 6 days in the hospital I had a cough and had trouble talking.
    I saw my ENT doctor after about 6 months he did a exam on my vocal cords and found the right side was paralyzed .
    I elected to do the wait and see ……… I saw my ENT two months ago and there is a slight movement in the right vocal cord now.
    I still cannot talk for any period of time without my voice getting raspy…….if I get any sort of congestion, causing me to cough a lot, my voice goes bad……

    I am so thankful you are doing OK and that you have brought attention to this possible side affect after heart surgery……I have not been that lucky, until my ENT doctor found the paralysis.

    The other doctors said it was nothing to worry about!!!!!!!
    Maybe now doctors will finally admit and inform patients of risks to their vocal cords…..

    Reply
  3. DENIEL EDWARDS   February 8, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    I HOPE FOR LINDSEY TO GET BETTER ASAP SENDING ZEN VIBES TO THE FAMILY BEST WISHES ,CHEERS DENIEL EDWARDS. 2-8-19.

    Reply

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