This past week, during rehearsals for the Black Sabbath tour of Europe, Bill Ward started experiencing pain in his chest. He was taken to the hospital, and it was discovered he had had a mild heart attack. Currently, he is resting, and is doing well. Bill has been told to not fly for 6 weeks, and of course, he can’t tour with Black Sabbath this spring in Europe.
To this, Vinny Appice has been brought in at the last second to rehearse with the band and will take Bill’s slot for the European tour. Bill hopes to be back behind the kit for the US dates later this year.
If you would like to send get well cards, you can send them to Mungus Shine Entertainment’s Post Office Box here:
Mungus Shine Entertainment
P.O Box 3624
Seal Beach, CA 90740-7624
We will keep you updated here with any further developments in this story. A statement from Bill himself is forthcoming.