by Alisha Jackson
The Bad Company camp just released some bad news. The band’s co-founder and guitarist, Mick Ralphs, has suffered a stroke.
The band’s full statement reads,
“Following the BAD COMPANY UK tour that wound up last Saturday [October 29] at London’s O2 Arena, the family and representatives of the band’s co-founder, guitarist and songwriter Mick Ralphs are sad to announce that Mick has suffered a stroke.
Mick is receiving excellent medical care and is recovering in hospital, although all his public engagements are necessarily on hold, pending his improvement.
Everyone is wishing Mick a speedy recovery, and further news will be announced at the appropriate time.”
The band’s tweet can be seen below.
The news comes after the 72-year-old decided not to join Bad Company on the road for their latest tour. “I’ve decided to sit this upcoming US tour out,” Ralphs said in the statement back in March. “The travel required to do these dates is something I’m just not feeling up for at the moment. I’m glad the band found Rich to take my place for this run, I’m sure he’ll be great. See you all again soon. Much love to Paul and Simon, and love to all our fans for supporting us over the years Thanks.”
We wish Mick a speedy recovery.