Entertainment Glenn Tipton sprung touring exit on Judas Priest bandmates

15:10  14 february  2018
15:10  14 february  2018 Source:   bangshowbiz.com

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Judas Priest rocker Glenn Tipton decided just days ago that he would step away from touring with the band because of his battle with Parkinson's, according However, Rob says that if his bandmate 's condition improves, there is always the possibility he could be fit enough to return to the stage.

Judas Priest in 1983 … from left, KK Downing, Rob Halford and Glenn Tipton . “I want everyone to know that it’s vital the Judas Priest tour go ahead and that I am not leaving the band ,” he wrote His bandmates paid tribute to Tipton ’s determination and commitment, labelling him “a true metal hero”.

Rob Halford © Bang Showbiz Rob Halford

Judas Priest's Rob Halford says Glenn Tipton only told them last week he was stepping back from touring.

The 70-year-old guitarist is battling Parkinson's disease, and on Tuesday (13.02.18) the group announced that while he was still a member of the band, he would be taking time away from life on the road.

However, Rob says that if his bandmate's condition improves, there is always the possibility he could be fit enough to return to the stage.

Speaking about the decision, frontman Rob told The Quietus: "We're still kind of digesting all of this.

"Glenn made the decision about not being able to full commit to the tour only last Thursday (08.02.18).

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Judas Priest ’s Rob Halford says Glenn Tipton only told them last week he was stepping back from touring . However, Rob says that if his bandmate ’s condition improves, there is always the possibility he could be fit enough to return to the stage.

"So we're still very much processing all of the possibilities.

"The other thing is, much like some of the other areas in these kinds of challenges, daily, there are incredible advances in medicines, in drugs and such things that can help to alleviate the condition. So that's all part of the ongoing story for Glenn.

"Who knows? Next year or the year after that, things could be dramatically different.

"But in the meantime, yeah, Glenn can show up, as we've said in the statement, anytime anywhere."

Rob also repeated the sentiment in the band's statement which said there was still a chance Glenn would join them for special appearances on the tour.

He added: "Glenn is still Glenn - Glenn can still play the guitar. Same guy - a wonderful, great heavy metal guitar player. His role is a little bit different now.

"And I can't wait for those moments when he's gonna show up unexpectedly anywhere around the world on the 'Firepower' tour and come and jam out 'Living After Midnight', 'Breaking The Law', those kinds of songs.

"It's gonna be a really special moment. It could be the first show, it could be the last show - we don't know. But the joy is that Glenn is still playing and he's still with us, and he's as excited as we are to celebrate the release of 'Firepower'."

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