Saxon drummer Nigel Glockler makes full recovery

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Saxon’s Nigel Glockler has been given the all clear following brain surgery late last year.

The drummer collapsed during Saxon’s December tour and was diagnosed as having an aneurysm. He underwent two surgical procedures in hospital following his admission.

Glockler was sent home in January to recuperate and now reports: “The neurosurgeons have informed me that I have made a 100% recovery, and there is zero damage at all from the aneurysm – mainly due to the part of the brain it was located in.

“This means I am okay to get back to work, but I’m told to ease back into it in my own timeframe.

“To that end I’ve started to work on getting my stamina back up, and I look forward to being back full-time very soon. Thank you for your support and well-wishes.”

Saxon are set to play two concerts in The Netherlands in April, join Armored Saint for a US tour in May and then return to play a set at this year’s Hard Rock Hell festival in North Wales in November.

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Saxon’s Glockler undergoes brain surgery for aneurysm

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Saxon drummer Nigel Glockler is to undergo a second operation today to repair a brain aneurysm.

The musician was rushed to hospital on Monday night after falling ill, with Saxon having to postpone all their remaining tour dates. It was later discovered that Glockler was suffering with bleeding on the brain.

Glocker’s wife Gina gave an update on his condition via the band’s official Facebook page saying that the first operation was unsuccessful:

“Nigel had surgery today for the brain aneurysm, but unfortunately it was not successful with the first option, so he will be undergoing another operation tomorrow,” she said.

“I’ve been reading him all of your messages and posts, and he is so very touched by them. Thank you all for the love and support, it means the world to us.

“Please keep the good vibes, prayers and juju coming his way.”

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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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