King Diamond is to take a break from all music industry activities for the time being, after undergoing heart triple bypass surgery.
On Monday 29th November, King went into hospital, where it was determined he had suffered several heart attacks, and three of his heart’s arteries were the cause: one was completely blocked, the second was 90% blocked, and the third was 65% blocked.
The singer is said to be making a good recovery. He has returned to his home, although it will be several months before he will be fully recovered and pain-free.
According to his wife, Livia Zita; “He very much wants to write new music, finish the DVDs, and go on tour, but for now, all those things are in the distant future and he’s not thinking about them. Please understand that the King Diamond band is not stopping, disbanding or anything of the sort. King’s health is first priority, and when everything is going good with him, the music will resume.”