robhalfordleathersuit Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford has revealed he needs hernia surgery, after he underwent an operation on his back last year.

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.

additional source: classicrockmagzine.com

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  • Louis W on

    Ok, Dana….new partial single “March of the Damned” is out there!! Don’t let Loudwire get all the credit! HA! Also posted on Judas Priest’s website.

  • Lee on

    Hernias are not in stomachs, umbilical ones are not near it. Stomach is serious. They should do Screaming start to finish.

  • doug r. on

    hey dana, being that eddie is good friends with rob, maybe he could use some pull and really push for priest to do screaming in it’s entirety, I think that’s something everybody wants, we got british steel, now it’s time for screaming! jones beach is a great place to see a concert, like priest in ’09, but I hope when they finally hit the road again they come to Brooklyn, I can have a pre-priest BBQ party in my own backyard, and then a post-priest party after the concert!

    • Dana on

      I think he did mention it Mr. Halford before, more than once. But, I agree it bears requesting again 🙂

      Dana 🙂

  • Scott on

    Bless your heart. You have to have the best job in the world. 🙂
    What I wouldn’t give to meet the Metal God.
    Keep up the great work.

    • Dana on

      Thank you very much Scott,

      I have been truly blessed and had the opportunity meet my hero more than once thanks to Eddie. He’s a true gentleman and loves pizza 🙂

      Dana 🙂

  • Lee on

    Hey Rob: Screaming start to finish. Big back-drop of the LP cover comes down from the cieling with Rob on a choppah coming onstage with side 1 cut 1 detonated.

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