Richie Faulkner of Judas Priest was onstage when his aorta ruptured

Thank God for little miracles. Judas Priest had a shortened set that night because Metallica was appearing after them at the Louder than Life Festival in Kentucky. If it wasn't for that Richie Faulkner may not have made it into surgery quick enough to repair a ruptured aorta that was bleeding into his chest during the song 'Painkiller'.....of all the songs to be playing in that moment. He's recovering and grateful for all the love and support. Sending more of that Richie, hope to see you back on stage soon!

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