Status Quo's Rick Parfitt suffers heart attack in Turkey's south
Status Quo star Rick Parfitt has suffered a heart attack in his room at a hotel in the southern province of Antalya, where he gave a concert on June 14 as a part of the band's “Electric” tour. The British rocker, 67, suffered the heart attack after he had returned to his room following the concert.
Parfitt was taken to Aspendos Anadolu Hospital after initial treatment in the hotel room when his heart stopped. He was then taken to a private hospital in the province for advanced treatment.
“He regained consciousness, but his life is still at risk. We are closely following his condition,” Dr. Levent Bülent Tuncer told Anadolu Agency, while adding that Parfitt was being kept in intensive care and a blocked vein had been opened.
Tuncer added that Parfitt underwent a by-pass surgery involving multiple veins and had stents placed in his body in the past.