billward300 According to, Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward recently suffered a perforated diverticulitis (a very serious gastrointestinal condition in which the walls of the intestine have become perforated) and underwent surgery in California. The procedure was successful, and Ward is expected to make a full recovery over the next several weeks. As a result, the artist reception with Ward on October 26th at the Annapolis Collection Gallery in Maryland — where he was scheduled to discuss his fine art debut collection, Absence Of Corners is being postponed.

“I am truly sorry that I have to postpone the Absence Of Corners gallery reception,” said Ward. “The feedback I have received from everyone about this project has been astounding, and I was so looking forward to this event. I want to thank the Annapolis Collection Gallery for everything they are doing. I am honored that they are exhibiting my art, and I hope to get there to celebrate this collection with you all very soon.”

The gallery and Bill Ward have agreed to find another date in the future which will allow him time for a complete recovery.

In other Ward news, he recently told Sick Drummer Magazine that he is working on a new album called Accountable Beats.


  1. Taskerofpuppets says:

    I’m sure this just reinforces Sharon’s decision making.

  2. Good luck for a speedy recovery to world s best living drummer.

    • Please! Ever heard of a guy named Neil Peart? Geez, get a clue!

      • Peart is a better song writer, Ward a better drummer. Ward never changed the pronounciation of his name. Peart wasn’t on SABOTAGE. Peart can’t sing. Peart isn’t an original heavy metal god. Peart is from Canada, Ward is from England and England is better than Canada. Peart is a short hair, Ward is a long hair. Peart can’t carry facial hair, Ward is known for the nib. You could get laid at a show featuring Ward, with Peart no f@#king way and getting laid is rock n roll. RUSH is a great band of course, but NO ONE IN RUSH IS BETTER THAN ORIGINAL SABBATH. IT IS YOU WHO NEEDS TO GET A CLUE. MOLSEN BEER is disgusting. Tell me Mr. Camp are you really William Shatner?

    • ‘best living drummer’? Did something happen to Peter Criss?

      • Ward don t need no Cat make-up. Peter is a better singer.

        • I’m just waiting for Lee to chime in….

        • Richman, good luck obtaining your GED. I know it’s a challenge and the hardest thing you will ever do. Maybe Ward “don’t need no cat makeup” but if you could speak intelligently people may take your comments a “little” more seriously.

          • Pardon me, I didn’t realize this is the PRINCETON REVIEW. FYI, I have a B.A. degree and I ve read PARADISE LOST, MOBY DICK and all the classics. You re a f@#king as#$ole cause all my posts are gags and not meant to be taken seriously.

  3. get well Bill and rest up. I hope accountable beasts and Beyond aston get released soon.

  4. A long time friend of mine has a brother that just went through this same surgery. It is definitely no joke. Speedy recovery, Bill.

  5. Jack Russell has probably already sent him flowers…….

  6. Sharon & Ozzy knew last year he was a pass…..not even close to doing his ’78 thing. Laid at a show by BS or Rush? Ever seen females at a Sabbath show? Yikes. Try Rick Springfield or Buffett….they bring out the foxes. Jack’s liver looks like Alice’s ’78 or Michael Clark ’84.

  7. Taskerofpuppets says:

    Neil Peart, Bill Ward and Peter Criss all in the same category as drummers?!? Nothing against Peter but, Criss has ABSOLUTLEY NOTHING on Ward & Peart. Of the two, Ward is certainly superior as far as Jazz styles go but Peart is pretty amazing rock drummer.

  8. Willie Rivera says:

    Get well soon bill ward

  9. Michael Clark Byrds…Steve Clark DL too. Peter and Ace hit those horror conventions…so does Gene.

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