Judas Priest have just announced their guitarist Glenn Tipton has had to pull out of their upcoming tour because of his ongoing struggle with Parkinsons - BUT he's still in the band!
I want everyone to know that it’s vital that the Judas Priest tour go ahead and that I am not leaving the band - it’s simply that my role has changed.
According to the statement he was disgnosed with an early onset of the disease a decade ago.
However, Tipton's a trooper and isn't ruling out going on stage in some capacity during the tour.
"I don’t rule out the chance to go on stage as and when I feel able to blast out some Priest! So at some point in the not too distant future I’m really looking forward to seeing all of our wonderful metal maniacs once again”
Read the full statement in the post below: