First Ronnie James Dio, then King Diamond? It couldn’t be! A few months ago metal fans around the globe were hit with the dreadful prospect of losing the second legend within the space of a year. A statement was put out enforming us that metal icon Kim Bendix Petersen would undergo triple bipass heart surgery. With the greatest of pleasure Zero Tolerance is able to inform you that the King’s health is improving at an astounding rate and the surgery was a success! King Diamonds wife issued a statement: “Some of you have been asking for an update on King’s health, so I thought I’ll write what’s been going on. King has just finished his cardiac rehabilitation program this past Friday, and graduated with flying colors. Thanks to the wonderful people at the rehab center, his exercise regimen helped him gain a lot of muscle, and start on the road of building up good endurance. We will start regular exercises now to get the endurance up to nice levels. The examinations by his heart surgeon and cardiologist revealed that his health is steadily improving, and they all expect him to feel better than ever, 15 years younger than he really is. I am immensely proud of what he has achieved in these short three months, stopped smoking entirely, changed diet and doing regular exercise among other things. I cannot say anything certain about when he will be back working on King Diamond-related things, but he is looking forward to finishing the DVDs eventually, and he is most certainly not stopping music. I hope this information was helpful. I can honestly say that his progress has been nothing short of amazing. He is the strongest person I know. He would also like to extend his huge gratitude to all of you, for your absolutely amazing support. It has really meant a lot to him.”
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