Fleetwood Mac ditched a sizable chunk off the lineup of their glory days of the 1970s and 80s when they unceremoniously dumped Lindsey Buckingham from the group ahead of their tour this past Fall. Lindsey turned around and sued the remaining members of Fleetwood Mac for $12 million claiming potential lost wages from the tour. Both sides eventually settled on a figure, but the battle must’ve caused a helluva lot of stress on Lindsey, because he just went through emergency open heart surgery that has damaged his vocal cords. It’s uncertain if he will recover.
Lindsey’s wife Kristen Buckingham posted the news on her Instagram page, noting that Lindsey’s father and brother passed away from heart related issues at the ages of 56 and 46. Lindsey is 69.
It’s probable that the real cause of Lindsey’s problems are due to the pin pricked doll made from his hair (stolen from his silver brush in the late 1960s), and flickering black candles lining the goat blood pentagram in Stevie Nicks‘ attic, freshly laid out around the time he sued the band and a little after those accusations of him abusing her made it into a book. Stevie probably pre-recorded the incarnations on an old tape recorder to save her own vocals for tour, which may have weakened the spell a bit because he still got his cut of their tour money. But Stevie did post a statement, a pretty basic one, about Lindsey’s health scare on Instagram. I can practically taste the blood from the band’s teeth gritting and biting their tongues through having to type this statement.
Perhaps they posted it on Stevie’s Instagram because the Fleetwood Mac Instagram is full of photos of the new lineup sans Lindsey featuring Neil Finn and Mike Campbell and they didn’t want him to suffer any future heart palpitations from his angry eyeballs jumping over the page.