Saxon drummer Nigel Glockler hospitalised

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Saxon’s drummer Nigel Glockler has been rushed to hospital.

The band have been touring this year as part of their 35th anniversary Warriors Of The Road tour and had five more shows to play. Those shows have been postponed in the light of events.

Glockler took ill on Monday night and was taken to hospital as a result. No further details about his condition have been revealed, but Saxon have said that they will update fans as soon as they are able.

The band’s frontman Biff Byford said in a statement: “Devastating news that our friend and drummer Nigel has been taken ill. We have to postpone all shows until we find out more. He has been taken to hospital in Newcastle. All our thoughts are with Nigel and his family.”

Saxon’s remaining five shows have been postponed to the following dates:

Feb 3rd: Newcastle Academy
Feb 4th: Nottingham Rock City
Feb 5th: Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
Feb 6th: Oxford Academy
Feb 7th: London Shepherds Bush Empire

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Soil man McCombs recovering after suffering stroke

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Ryan McCombs, frontman with Soil and formerly of Drowning Pool, is recovering in hospital after suffering a stroke.

In an update on his Facebook page McCombs has said that he has been able to eat and drink something for the first time since being hospitalised at the weekend. He also thanks his girlfriend Izzi for her quick actions in seeking medical attention.

“Just passed some tests that allowed me to have some food and water. First since Sunday,” he wrote.

“I have been hospitalized after having a stroke in my sleep Sunday night. Thanks to Izzi making me go to the hospital Monday morning, we caught it before my stupid brain made too much of a mess of me.”

“I’m already doing better but I’m warned it’ll be a bit of a road. The Angry Hobbit is a stubborn prick and I believe shit will right itself in no time. I mean hell, my stupid dumb right hand only made me take 15 minutes to write this…seriously.

“In great hands here and Izzi is keeping a protective eye.”

The band had just wrapped up touring on a bill with American Head Charge and Hed PE.

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Eyes Set To Kill bassist suffering with blood clot

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Anisssa Rodriguez, bassist with Eyes Set To Kill, has been admitted to hospital after being diagnosed with a blood clot.

The bass guitarist is being closely monitored by doctors, with the band’s manager asking for fans’ prayers.

Posting on Eyes Set To Kill’s Facebook page, manager Daniel Vega wrote: “Anissa formed a blood clot behind her eye and is currently in the hospital. She is being monitored to determine what the next procedure will be to help assure a safe and speedy recovery.

“I’m sure you can imagine the severity of the situation and the good thing is she has the best care available.

“This is truly going to be a day by day development. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.”

The band were due to embark upon a Norther American tour with Head PE this week, but have cancelled early dates in light of Rodriquez’s hospitalisation.

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