Bon Jovi Drummer Undergoes Emergency Surgery
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 09.22.2013
Tico Torres wasn't at their Rio show...
Bon Jovi's drummer had to be rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery. Billboard reports that Tico Torres missed out on the band's appearance at the Rock in Rio Festival in Brazil after he was sent to the hospital for severe pain in his abdomen for the second time in a monthy, this time for gall bladder surgery.
The band released a statement noting, "This follows an emergency appendectomy last week. He is expected to return to the stage and the Bon Jovi tour in the very near future."
Rich Scannella wiil fill in for Torres on the band's "Because We Can" tour until he can rejoin them.
Jon Bon Jovi noted, "Tico Torres has been the heart and soul of our band since we started 30 years ago. He's also one tough SOB and we look forward to him again pounding away brilliantly at the drums on remainder of this and future tours."
Torres said in a statement that he will "be there [at gigs] in spirit and back on stage soon. I would like to say a quick Thank You to all of you who have kept me in your thoughts thus far. There is nothing that can prepare one for a medical emergency but I have been taken especially good care of and would again like to thank all my doctors and health care professionals."