The 62-year-old has reported he’ll receive medical attention to his stomach before Priest tour in support of upcoming album Redeemer Of Souls.
Halford tells ABC Radio News that has an umbilical hernia that he intends to have repaired not because it gives him pain but because, “It looks like the alien just burst forth!”
Halford says, “My doctors always said, ‘We can take care of it,’ and I said, ‘I’ll get around to it.’ [The doctor said,] ‘If it’s not giving you any discomfort then you should leave it as it is,’ but it’s not very appealing to look at, is it?”
Halford says he’s resigned himself to the surgery, and manages to keep a good attitude about his advancing age. “That’s life,” he says. “The wonderful thing about heavy metal music is that it’s immortal. The music is immortal, but the creators are not bestowed with that attribute.”
Redeemer of Souls with be released in the States on July 15th.
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