Bon Jovi’s Tico Torres Hospitalized Again
Tico Torres has suffered another health setback. Less than two weeks after needing an emergency appendectomy, the Bon Jovi drummer will require more surgery, this time on his gall bladder.
According to a post on the band's website, Torres returned to the hospital after experiencing severe abdominal pain. He released the following message to his fans:
I would like to say a quick Thank You to all of you who have kept me in your thoughts thus far. There is nothing that can prepare one for a medical emergency but I have been taken especially good care of and would again like to thank all my doctors and health care professionals.
I am very disappointed not to be able to perform but our friend Rich Scannella will stand in for me. You are in good hands.
I will be there in spirit and back on stage in soon
Enjoy the show. #RockinRio
Torres is expected to make a full recovery. Meanwhile, the band, with Scannella behind the drums, continued their 'Because We Can' tour, with a performance at Rock in Rio last night.
"Tico Torres has been the heart and soul of our band since we started 30 years ago" Jon Bon Jovi said in the same post. "He’s also one tough SOB and we look forward to him again pounding away brilliantly at the drums on the remainder of this and future tours."