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Deep Purple cancel some shows

Hard rock legends Deep Purple were forced to cancel two shows in Sweden and a show in Denmark due to a stroke, which Ian Paice suffered earlier this week.

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Luckily, the situation turns out not to be as bad as one might initially think. Here is what the man himself had to say in his official statement:

“On the morning of the 14th of June, I woke up to find that the right side of my body was feeling numb and I could not control my right hand and fingers. So I had myself admitted to hospital where I was diagnosed with having suffered a ‘mini-stroke’ or TIA (Transient Ischaemic Attack). The hospital staff in Stockholm were amazing and started my treatment straight away.

After both CT and MIR scans, there was found to be no serious or permanent damage. As of this moment, all I am suffering is a slightly numb right side of the face a tingling sensation in my right hand. My dexterity in the hand is coming back quickly and I fully expect to recommence touring next month. So now I have a set of tablets which have to be taken every day to ensure it doesn’t happen again!.”

It is the first time Deep Purple’s timekeeper has missed gigs with his band since its formation nearly 50 years ago.

All at BeatIt wish Ian Paice a quick return to top form. Also, we are keeping our fingers crossed for the Polish show the band have scheduled for the 26th of July.