Bill Ward has undergone surgery. The English musician, best known as the original drummer for the British heavy metal band Black Sabbath is now in recovering due to a perforation in the wall of his intestine. The rocker, who did not want to be part of the current band reunion will make a full recovery after he endured the procedure in California. He also has put a halt to his upcoming art show in Maryland on 26 October, 213.
A statement from the rock star reads:
“I am truly sorry that I have to postpone the Absence Of Corners gallery reception.
“The feedback I have received from everyone about this project has been astounding, and I was so looking forward to this event. I want to thank the Annapolis Collection Gallery for everything they are doing. I am honored that they are exhibiting my art, and I hope to get there to celebrate this collection with you all very soon.”
The surgery news comes just months after his former bandmate Ozzy Osbourne revealed about
Ward’s ability to even keep up with the rest of the group.
He told the New York Daily News,
“I don’t think he could have done the gig, to be honest. He’s incredibly overweight. A drummer has to be in shape. He’s already had two heart attacks. I don’t want to be responsible for his life.”