> > > Carl Palmer back home after heart surgery

Emerson, Lake & Palmer drummer, Carl Palmer, underwent heart surgery in London on Thursday the 27 of April 2023.

Later, he posted a message on his official website and Facebook page, which read:

This morning, Carl underwent a successful Ablation procedure to restore sinus rhythm as he was previously in Atrial Fibrillation. Carl would to thank his Consultant Cardiologist, Dr. Tushar Salukhe, who performed the procedure, and all the wonderful attending staff on the Sir Reginald Wilson Ward at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London who have been looking after him today.

Palmer also posted some before and after photos from the hospital (see: HERE).

The master drummer has also posted a video message referring to the procedure:


Hi everyone! I just want you to know I’m back home now. Feeling really good. The people at the Brompton Hospital were fantastic. My surgeon, Tushar Salukhe – fantastic man! It was about a two-hour procedure. I’m just gonna take the next two or three days just to […] recuperate but all looking real good. I’m looking forward to seeing all of you in July – that’s the most important thing and my aim. Yeah, all good. […] It’s just one of those things that came along. I had to get it done quickly. For the people out there who have atrial fibrillation – you know that the sooner you deal with it, the better the chance of it being corrected 100% for you. […] I’m really pleased I’ve got it done. I’m pleased to be back out and feeling wonderful. Just tired, that’s all. Thank you all for your comments and concerns. It’s all very much appreciated. […] Stay safe, stay well, and I’ll see you in July!

As Carl Palmer says in his message, all the 2023 tour dates stay on! They are:

July 08: West Jefferson Saloon Studios Live, NC
July 11: Green Bay Epic Centre, WI
July 13: Fort Wayne Foellinger Theater, IN
July 14: Erie Warner Theater, PA
July 15: Lorain Lorain Theater, OH
July 21: Warren Robins Theater, OH
July 23: Columbus Southern Theater, OH
July 24: Wildey Theatre in Edwardsville, IL (new show recently added)
July 28: Glenside Keswick Theater, PA
July 29: Westbury L.I. The Space At Westbury, NY

Get well, Carl!