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King’s X Gaskill in 2nd heart attack

King’s X drummer Jerry Gaskill has suffered a second heart attack, forcing the band to cancel all planned shows.

He must undergo double-bypass surgery within the next two days after the health setback, which comes while he was recovering from another medical procedure.

It follows a first attack in 2012.

King’s X say in a statement: “Jerry is stable and resting comfortably in hospital. Due to the circumstances we have no other choice than to cancel all upcoming shows. We hope that, after Jerry recovers, we’ll be able to make up shows in the future. Faith, Hope, Love.”

Gaskill, 56, lost his home and property in Hurricane Sandy while he was recovering from his first heart attack. Fans raised $25,000 to help him and his wife rebuild their lives.

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.