Deep Purple Cancel Shows After Ian Paice Has a Mini-Stroke

by Paul Cashmere, Noise11

Deep Purple founder and drummer Ian Paice has revealed that the band cancelled shows earlier this week after he suffered a mini-stroke.

Deep Purple blew out two shows in Europe and initially cited the cancellation as being for “health reasons”.

Ian Paice has updated fans on what happened at the Deep Purple Facebook page.

JUNE 16, 2016

To all the people who were expecting to see Deep Purple in Sweden and Denmark this week I would like to let you know the reason the shows were not possible and also to stop all the speculation and rumours.

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. 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 re-commence 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!.

So sorry for not being able to play for you.

And I’m sorry for myself!

These are the first shows I have missed with DP since its formation in 1968.

Thanks to all the people who have shown concern and sent their best wishes.

-Ian Paice.
Paice is the only member of Deep Purple who has been with the band since their formation in 1968 and has appeared on all of their albums. Current members Roger Glover and Ian Gillan joined in 1969 and did not appear on Shades of Deep Purple (1968) and The Book of Taliesyn (1968).  Glover also wasn't on Deep Purple (1969).

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56dinosaur said...

In other Deep Purple news, "Deep Purple Overseas Ltd."(successor to HEC Productions), the company that owns and licenses the 1968-1976 Deep Purple recordings has gone into administration (protected from creditors) while the administrating company tries to sell the company. Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Ian Gillan and the estate of keyboardist Jon Lord have started legal action to stop the company from being sold.

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