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MESSAGE FROM IAN PAICE

From www.deeppurple.com

To all the people who were expecting to see Deep Purple in Sweden and Denmark this week I would like to let you know the reason the shows were not possible,and also to stop all the speculation and rumours.

On the morning of the 14th of June I woke up to find that the right side of my body was feeling numb and I could not control my right hand and fingers.

So I had myself admitted to hospital where I was diagnosed with having suffered a “mini stroke”, or TIA. The hospital staff in Stockholm were amazing and started my treatment straight away.

After both CT and MIR scans there was found to be no serious or permanent damage. As of this moment all I am suffering is a slightly numb right side of the face a tingling sensation in my right hand. My dexterity in the hand is coming back quickly and I fully expect to re commence touring next month.

So now I have a set of tablets which have to be taken every day to ensure it doesn’t happen again!.

So sorry for not being able to play for you.

And I’m sorry for myself!

These are the first shows I have missed with DP since its formation in 1968.

Thanks to all the people who have shown concern and sent their best wishes.

-Ian Paice.

with thanks to www.deeppurple.com

We all here at THS wish you a speedy recovery.



111 Comments to “MESSAGE FROM IAN PAICE”:

  1. 1
    Scott Sheehan says:

    get well soon.your a great drummer

  2. 2
    Mike says:

    Get well soon

  3. 3
    Lee Jones says:

    If they replace Ian Paice they’ll have zero original members left.

  4. 4
    podzilla says:

    Best of all to the best drummer of all times, I wish you a speedy and full recovery. Be good and stay healthy. Best wishes from Vienna

  5. 5
    Thomas Bell says:

    Get well soon.

  6. 6
    Gary Wilson says:

    Best wishes Ian! Hope to see you boys in the states soon!

  7. 7
    Charbel says:

    Ian – you are an extraordinary musician and gentleman. You have given your fans so much over the years. Rest well, take your time in recovery and soon we will be seeing you kick ass again. I will never forget, the first time I heard your play on “burn” and I was blown away .It was both a sublime & captivating experience.

  8. 8
    Julie Worland Tahere says:

    Speedy recovery Ian

  9. 9
    Andy says:

    Get well soon Ian!! Love & Peace!

  10. 10
    DeeperPurps says:

    Get well soon Ian P.!! We all want to see you back out on tour! Take good care!

  11. 11
    Biff says:

    All the best Ian!
    Speedy recovery to you !

  12. 12
    Ruben DeLosSantos says:

    Get well soon!

  13. 13
    Jmacca says:

    All the best Ian! You’re still by far the greatest of all time even with only 1 hand. Take care. And please come back to Australia with NEW material!!

  14. 14
    Adel says:

    Come on Ian don’t feel sorry or alarmed some people get mini strikes without even knowing and carry on as normal. Get well and enjoy some rest you will be firing on all cylinders next month.

  15. 15
    John Tait says:

    Get well soon, Little Ian.

  16. 16
    Andy Thompson says:

    All the best Paicey boy!?

  17. 17
    Purple Guy says:

    All the best for a speedy & complete recovery Ian!

  18. 18
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Dear Ian, best wishes to you for a speedy recovery, you are very much loved by us your fans. Please don’t try to force yourself back into work to quickly just to please us fans. YOUR GOOD HEALTH COMES FIRST!.
    I know a little of what you’ve suffered, as something similar happened to me a few months ago. However it sounds like your condition is a bit more serious than mine.
    The doctor started me on a high dose B.P. medicine, then later changed it to a daily (low dose) tablet of perindopril erbumine 2 milligrams to lower my blood pressure. I will probably be on them for the rest of my life.
    Now when someone tells me that they are hard of hearing, I say that’s O.K., because I am hard of thinking!. Chin up old bean & more power to you & your loved ones.

  19. 19
    Giorgio Marcato says:

    Tanti auguri grande Ian

  20. 20
    Gary Baker says:

    Get well soon Ian!’

  21. 21
    Alexander Gershov says:

    Get well soon Ian.

  22. 22
    Phil says:

    Hi Ian.
    All the very best in your recovery and hope you are back on the road in no time.
    Cheers
    Take it easy
    Phil (New Zealand)

  23. 23
    Héctor de San Martín says:

    Best wishes and speedy recovery. We’ll wait for you, Paicey !!!!!

  24. 24
    James O\'Brien says:

    Get well Ian! Our prayers go out o you.

  25. 25
    George Martin says:

    On behalf of all Deep Purple fans around the world I think I can speak for everyone when I say God be with you and get well soon. Take as much time as you need. Our prayers are with you.

  26. 26
    Carl Kottmeier says:

    Damn, I’m so very sorry to hear this. I hope my favourite drummer gets well soon, stay strong Ian! All the best to you and yours.

  27. 27
    Rob Prior says:

    Wishing my good friend Ian a full and speedy recovery.

  28. 28
    Rikk Desgres says:

    Get well soon.

  29. 29
    Leon Rodziewicz says:

    Get well soon Ian. Wishing you a full and speedy recovery.

  30. 30
    KlausVonScribe says:

    Take care of yourself, first and foremost!! Everything else is a distance second!

  31. 31
    Pedro Jose Nunes says:

    Ian, good health for you. Anyway we don’t want another drummer in Purple.

  32. 32
    Mario Paradiso says:

    I’ m sure you’ ll get well soon Paicey, music needs your drumming.

  33. 33
    Paul Bitner says:

    Do whatever you need to do to get well, Ian. WE’LL be here when you’re ready! God Bless for a full recovery.

  34. 34
    Mike Whiteley says:

    Thanks for taking the time to let us know,Ian.
    Best wishes for a full recovery.

    Mike

    Toronto
    Canada

  35. 35
    bill wardle says:

    Best wishes and a speedy, full recovery Ian.

  36. 36
    Jeogger Matthews says:

    IAN PAICE, THE GREAT!
    GOD BLESS YOU MAN!
    GET WELL SOON!

  37. 37
    Peter Weckerle says:

    All the best.

  38. 38
    Bo Anders Vilhelm Olsson says:

    Get well soon Paicey.

  39. 39
    LRT says:

    A big get well, Ian. Nuff said!

  40. 40
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    Kjell Ellefsen says:

    Get well soon Ian.

  42. 42
    Keith Livingstone says:

    Get well soon Ian. If it’s any consolation my granny had the same thing for the last 10yrs of her life. Never affected her one bit. She died in 2014 aged 100.

  43. 43
    Chris Hayward says:

    Get well soon Ian.

  44. 44
    Andrew Mann says:

    All the best Ian,keep on playing,your an inspiration.

  45. 45
    Harry Heathman III says:

    Paicey, I hope you recover soon. Take as long as it takes to get back to 100%. The wife and I send our love and prayers to you.

  46. 46
    Harry Heathman III says:

    Get well soon Paicey, we love you. (Photo of Ian 8/14/15, Laughlin, NV)

  47. 47
    Andy Towell says:

    Wishing Ian a speedy recovery, if my Mum can recover so can you….stay positive, man.

    Andy

  48. 48
    Takis Margetis says:

    Get well soon DRUMGOD!!!

  49. 49
    Martin Aglas says:

    Quick recovery Mr. Paice!

  50. 50
    Agneta Vall says:

    So sorry about you being sick! I was really looking forward to the show in Stockholm, have been a DP-fan since -71. Hope you get well soon and that you come back to Sweden! ❤

  51. 51
    Adrian Smits says:

    All the best, and sie you drumming soon

  52. 52
    Mariko K says:

    OMG,,,
    I am terribly shocked with this news, I saw your wonderful shows 3times in Japan only a month ago.
    Do wish your quick & full recovery & come back to Japan again.

  53. 53
    oskar wagner says:

    sad to read this news about mr. paice, but happy that he is on the best way to recover, all the best wishes, helth is our biggest and important thing, get well soon, all the best from munich, oskar

  54. 54
    Rob says:

    To my favourite drummer of my favourite band I wish a speedy recovery, health and happiness. You’ve given me so much joy after all!

  55. 55
    rik_uk says:

    Hope he takes a LONG break from gigs to get fully fit! The band touring schedule seems relentless.

  56. 56
    Stefan Persson says:

    Hi Ian!

    Don’t worry about the concerts, the only important thing is that you have a speedy recovery. We all understand this. Now you take really good care of yourself! I’ve never met you but it feels like I know you personally, and of course I’ve seen you play loads of times.

    Thank you very much, Ian! I wish you all the best!

    Warmest regards
    Stefan from Sweden

  57. 57
    Antero Hukka says:

    Get well soon Ian! we all need you!

  58. 58
    Joey says:

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery Ian. Be well

  59. 59
    Peder says:

    I wish Ian Paice all the best and a speedy recovery.

  60. 60
    MrPtheDPfan says:

    Well this is bad news , but doesn’t sound as bad as it could have been . Thank God for people who help their kids through medical school . Get some rehab time Paicey . Your one long time king of the road . Rock on

  61. 61
    Jan Blomstjern says:

    Get well sire mmmm

  62. 62
    Fedor Kastorny says:

    Get well soon Paicey.

  63. 63
    François Lefevre says:

    Take care and carpe diem after your full recovery !!!?

  64. 64
    Robbee says:

    l love you Ian Paice.

  65. 65
    nupsi59 says:

    Hi Mr. Paice, thanks for your information.

    I wish you all the best and a soon and complete recovery.

    Take a break, listen to the doctors and to your body
    …and enjoy the football-matches in France.

    Again, best wishes from Germany!

    Have a nice Day!

  66. 66
    Farid Mikhail says:

    Ian, wishing you a speedy recovery and a many more years of playing

  67. 67
    Joe inVT says:

    Best wishes for a FULL recovery.

  68. 68
    Les Hedger says:

    Get Well Ian!! You are the greatest!!

  69. 69
    Greg Furlong says:

    I knew it woul have to be something serious like this to keep the “Immortal” Ian Paice out!
    I remember meeting him in Melbourne just outside the Palais theatre after a show in Melbourne in “99” . A real true gentleman, he gave me time, answered a few questions gracefully and was so self affacing!
    Get well soon, Ian, looking forward to the New Album and of course the majestic and “Timeless” Rhythm section of yourself and Roger hammerin out another memorable concert in Australia again soon.
    Withe every best wish
    GregF

  70. 70
    Rajaseudun Rampe says:

    IP says: “These are the first shows I have missed with DP since its formation in 1968.”
    This is something much more than just incredible. Huge Respect for the man behind them drums! We all hope you’ll get well and back in shape soon.

  71. 71
    alejandro says:

    Ian, desde Argentina te deseo una pronta recuperación y esperamos tu vuelta a los escenarios con todo tu energía para poder oír y ver toda tu magia.

  72. 72
    Torbjörn says:

    I wish you a quick and complete recovery. Me and my friends were actually quite worried. Good luck and take care.

    Wishing you all the best,
    Torbjörn

  73. 73
    Artur says:

    All the best, Ian!
    Hope to see you in Poland at Dolina Charlotty by the end of July.

  74. 74
    gustavo says:

    Here, from Argentina. Recover well!!!!!!!!!

  75. 75
    21BLACK says:

    Ian Paice, Greatest of All Time … Get well soon, stay strong.

  76. 76
    Michael Labrecque says:

    Ian,

    My wife and I wish the best for a speedy recovery. Not because we want to see you on tour again, which is always a blessing, but that you may be your best for yourself and your family and extended family.

    Be a good patient and we shall see you soon on your throne!

  77. 77
    Neon Knight says:

    Get well soon. Thank you for the music, Ian

  78. 78
    Franz-Josef Schröder says:

    Get well.
    Best wishes

  79. 79
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    OMG!!! Ian, I just wish to convey my deep appreciation for the inspiration you have given me over the past decades. I remember hearing HUSH for the first time and noticing your distinct rhythm and sound. I was 13 years old and playing drums on my neighbor’s drum set at that time, so I was always noticing and tuned into the drumming when listening to songs on the radio. My ears perked up and my automatic attention was totally in sync with your style of playing and immediately you became my inspiration and favorite drummer. I pray to GOD that you are blessed with a complete recovery and are back on the stage with your band mates. I know you are driven and live to sit on that drum thrown, holding down the fort with Roger. GODSPEED on your return to your passion my friend. I have had the pleasure to chat with you on many occasions on tour over the past years and look forward to another chat with you when you guys come to the STATES again. I am fully confident that you will be 100% in no time. In JESUS name I pray….. AMEN!

    Ch-BeerZ

  80. 80
    Yulia B. says:

    Dear Ian, thank you for being transparent and letting us know what is going on. Please have more rest and recover soon! Look forward to seeing you in many more DP shows in the future, but first please take care of yourself. Thinking about you!

  81. 81
    errolarias says:

    My God ! Ian Paice !! Can’t believe it.. Hope it is nothing to worry about and you get well soon..take all the rest you want..

  82. 82
    Mitzi Dupree says:

    Get well soon Mr. Mule.

  83. 83
    Rob Hebenaar says:

    Dear Ian,

    I wish you a speedy recovery!
    Hope to see you back on stage!

    Rob

  84. 84
    victor says:

    a speedy recovery yes but the band needs a break sometimes ….stroke comes from the exhaustion stamina,…..the guys are grandpa today ! not the youngsters anymore

  85. 85
    Bernt-Åke Bärling says:

    Get well soon. We hope to see you and Deep Purple i Sweden soon

  86. 86
    Rohan Seilman says:

    Hi Ian,
    I am 49 and suffered a stroke when I was 46 and a TIA last year. The impact over a long time was devastating. However I found the best therapy was music not just listening but continuing to play. For my recovery Deep Purple have played their part too. Giving me music I loved before the stroke to listen to and continuing to come and see you play live, including the Sunflower Jam.
    I hope you make a speedy recovery and that your music plays a part in that. Stay positive.
    All the best
    Rohan

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    Ade Smith says:

    All the best Ian. Take your time and get well soon.

  88. 88
    Chris says:

    Best Wishes, Mr. Paice

  89. 89
    Scott says:

    Get well Ian. You are my biggest influence on the drums.

  90. 90
    Luchazo says:

    Ian, que te recuperes bien y pronto. Te falta mucho que dar en la música.

  91. 91
    Foxbat says:

    Best wishes and quickest recovery, Ian. But first, take care of yourself and your family. We have tons (miles, kilometers, gigabytes) of your music to listen to while you’re recovering. Take your time and whenever you’re ready, we’ll be ready too.

  92. 92
    Tommy H. says:

    Ian, get well soon! Jesus, what a shock but fortunately you already feel better. After all that’s a comforntingly good message, thank god. I’m looking forward to your recovery but take your time! Cheers.

  93. 93
    Chris G says:

    All the best to Ian, the very definition of a legend.

    One of the miracles of modern medicine is if you survive something like that they can now stop it happening again. Hopefully a full recovery, and take the meds.

  94. 94
    Frank Fitzgerald says:

    Get well soon Ian! You are the center of the Deep Purple universe! Be well!

  95. 95
    Hiza says:

    Get well soon!

    You deserve at least now, finally, a proper vacation from the impossibly demanding touring schedule.

    Listen to Your heart and soul, and the doctors´orders, of course.
    You´re the best expert here.

    Having met You a couple of times (thank You for that) – my hero for over 35 years, can´t think anyone so
    loyal person and perfect gentleman. You always have time for fans. Man of maybe few words sometimes, but more drumbeats instead.

    Being a drummer myself, I had a mysterious pain in my left arm, elbow and one finger last year.
    It took four months to recover, I had some luck maybe though and suitable therapy and treatment.
    Now it´s alright again.

    We´re getting older and must work for our health a little bit more every day, I guess.

    It´s so nice to have these sincere words straight from You Yourself.
    And as Rajaseudun Rampe said. Unbelieveable.

    All the best Wishes from Helsinki.
    You´re in our thoughts.

    See You again sometime in the future!

  96. 96
    Michael Schumacher says:

    God bless you and give you strength that you get well again. Thank you for all the years, you’re DP.

  97. 97
    josh says:

    Best wishes from Germany. Get well soon.

  98. 98
    RB says:

    Be better soon Ian and don’t forget your meds!

    Kind regards,
    Ronnie

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    Moe says:

    At a drum clinic in 2004, he mentioned that the only time he came close to missing a Purple show was when they toured India and he was suffering from a bad case of the runs! 🙂
    Here’s to seeing you in top form soon, Ian! Thanks for the drumming.

  100. 100
    Tommy Jensen says:

    I wish you all well and I Hope you sonn will be back on stage. 🙂 Greates from your danish fan Tommy

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    albertz says:

    With Ritchie,”out to play the old songs one last time” (his words), this is a timely reminder even heroes are mortal.

    I’ve had both family & friends suffer TIAs in recent years & all have made full recoveries. I’m sure that Ian will too. Best wishes for a full recovery & getting behind that kit again soon.

  102. 102
    Chawk says:

    Get well Ian, and take all the time you need. We’re all in this for the long haul, so no rush buddy ☺.

  103. 103
    Eugenio says:

    encourage teacher from Spain we wish you well

  104. 104
    Geno says:

    Animo maestro, esperamos que pronto este bien. saludos desde Galicia,España. un abrazo

  105. 105
    Tiny Lindhard says:

    I shared stage with you in Denmark in 1968, and wish you all the best. Cheers mate.

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    Friedhelm says:

    Hallo Ian. Gute Besserung und alles Gute wünscht Dir ein großer Fan von Dir und Deep Purple.

  107. 107
    robert says:

    As a fan of DP for over 45 years, and hopefully a few more years, I wish you a full recovery, but please take your time.
    A few gigs can wait , your health can not!
    Looking forward to seeing you and the rest of DP in the States, after the new LP comes out.

  108. 108
    Dan Connelly says:

    Ian, My family and myself wish you a fast and full recovery. Looking forward to seeing you perform many more times. All the best.

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    Francisco Fazio says:

    Ian: get well soon. God bless your health (J 3:16). DP fans still needs your magic behind the drums. Best wishes from Rosario, Argentina, o mejor dicho, un fuerte abrazo amigo!!

  110. 110
    Rusty says:

    Dear god,Ian.Your drumming changed my whole ability level in ways i cant even explain.I have LOVED every D.P. album you ever put out.I AM your #1 fan!!!!!I pray you get better and stay better.You ARE THE BEST OF THE BEST!Get well soon my mentor.

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    Astrid & René says:

    We hope that you get well soon. We love to hear you play, but we want you to heal first. Your health is more important than Purple. Greetings from Voorburg the Netherlands.

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