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Former AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Reveals He Suffered Heart Attack Recently

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Longtime AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd recently suffered a heart attack, but is already planning to launch his musical comeback.

In a new interview with the New Zealand Herald, Rudd revealed his heart attack took place a few weeks ago and that he underwent a procedure to place a stent inside a blocked artery. “Yeah, I had a f—ing heart attack, but I am good now, got a stent inside,” Rudd says.

The AC/DC legend continues, “I was just at home walking around at home, and I started feel, well just funny. You know how you can feel funny? I had a strange pain in my chest. So my housekeeper took me to the hospital, when they hooked me up and did all these tests turned out I had a big heart attack…my artery was all blocked up, and they said I had to stay in and have an operation.”

Rudd spoke about what he did after doctors broke the news of his heart attack, “I sneaked out to the shop to get some cigarettes, then I realized I had no car, so I walked home to get the Ferrari, and drove back to the hospital.”

Though Rudd is no longer a member of AC/DC following his recent legal troubles, the drummer claims he wouldn’t have been thrilled to perform with Axl Rose on vocals. “If Angus wanted me to play then that is up to him… but I don’t really want to play with Axl Rose… I don’t really rate him,” Rudd claims.

Rudd was sentenced to eight months of house arrest (along with six months of post-release conditions) and ordered to pay a $120,000 fine for charges of “threatening to kill” and possession of cannabis and methamphetamine. Despite the trouble, Rudd claims he’s living better these days.

“I made mistakes, but I am really good now,” Rudd proclaims. “Life is good. I’m positive and healthy. I really appreciate the support of the fans around the world, which kept me going through, you know, some of the dark times, and I cannot wait to play the music for them, it is going to rock.”

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