Black Sabbath's Bill Ward in hospital with heart problems

music news 21/11/2017

Former Black Sabbath drummer, Bill Ward is in hospital after suffering unspecified heart problems.

He has been forced to cancel an upcoming United States tour with his new group Day of Errors.

Ward reports that he is "OK and in good recovery at this time." However, the upcoming December tour dates he had planned with his new group have been called off.

Ward explained the situation with a post on his Facebook page: "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."

Ward drummed with Black Sabbath from when they formed in 1968 until 1980, and then reunited with the metal band several times in the '80s and '90s.

A mild heart attack in 1998 forced him to sit out of a Black Sabbath tour of Europe.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock