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Old 02-12-2018, 12:32 PM   #1
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Unhappy Glenn Tipton suffering from Parkinson's Disease

Monday, February 12, 2018

Ten years ago Glenn was diagnosed to have the onset of the early stages of Parkinsonís - from then until recently Glenn has lived his life as the great heavy metal guitar player he has always been, maintaining by his own definition a standard of quality and performance that is incredibly important.

Right now Glenn is able to play and perform some of the Priest songs that are less challenging but due to the nature of Parkinson's progression he wants to let you all know that he won't be touring as such -

True to the metal spirit of 'the show must go on' Glenn has requested Andy Sneap to fly the flag on stage for him

ďI want everyone to know that itís vital that the Judas Priest tour go ahead and that I am not leaving the band - itís simply that my role has changed. I donít rule out the chance to go on stage as and when I feel able to blast out some Priest! So at some point in the not too distant future Iím really looking forward to seeing all of our wonderful metal maniacs once againĒ

Rob, Richie, Ian and Scott have this to say:

ďWe have been privileged to witness Glennís determination and steadfast commitment over the years, showing his passion and self belief through the writing, recording and performing sessions with Priest - he is a true metal hero! We are not surprised by Glennís insistence that we complete the Firepower tour and thank Andy for joining us to make Glennís wishes become real - As Glenn has said we also canít wait to have him with us at any time any place on the road..... We love you Glenn!Ē

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Old 02-12-2018, 02:35 PM   #2
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Not surprising, but sad to hear.
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Old 02-12-2018, 11:40 PM   #3
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Well now we know why Glenn has been doing the 3 note solo in Victim of changes for 10 years.. its all he could remember. .......................................... Too Soon?
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Old 02-21-2018, 10:00 PM   #4
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Not at all - isn't Parkinson the one when your hands shake?

MAYBE he'll be able to start doing BLINDING solos cos his fingers are just shaking like fukk!!

AND it'll be a different solo EVERY NIGHT!!!
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Old 03-09-2018, 10:22 PM   #5
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Parkinson's is strange, because some people carry on with it (such as Michael J. Fox), but other people get dementia and really messed up.

Major bummer for Glen. Hopefully he'll get the best case scenario of it.
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Old 03-11-2018, 04:03 AM   #6
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March 10th 2018 -

Glenn Tipton personal website is offline.....(first time I can remember)
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