Lindsay Buckingham Sings Publicly For The First Time Since Heart Surgery
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Plus An Album
Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham sings for the first time since undergoing emergency heart surgery in February 2019.
On Friday, he played a four-song acoustic set from his home studio for the IT firm Nutanix. He performed the Fleetwood Mac classics “Never Going Back Again” and “Big Love” and also added some of his solo material “Trouble” and “Shut Us Down.”
It’s the first time he sung in public since his operation which resulted in vocal chord damage according to his wife Kristen. At the time, she revealed in a statement that they’re hoping it’s not permanent.
Buckingham said, “This [pandemic] has been like a couple of years previous in which things occurred that I did not see coming. One was my split from Fleetwood Mac. Another one was having a bypass operation, which I did not expect to happen. You could say that this makes it a trifecta of events that were completely off the charts.”
Buckingham also shared an update about an upcoming album. He said, “We’re waiting to see where this is all going. We don’t have a release date. I was meant to be out on the road now promoting it. It should be out in the spring sometime. It’s just self-titled: Lindsey Buckingham. We’ll see where that goes.”
His first public appearance post-surgery was at his daughter’s high school graduation ceremony where he performed “Landslide” but the students took over the lead vocal duties. Last February 2020, he announced a solo tour which was supposed to kick off on April but was eventually canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.