Tico Torres has undergone a second emergency surgery in two weeks, this time to remove his gall bladder. According to The Guardian, Bon Jovi are now going ahead with scheduled shows with Rich Scannella filling in on drums while Torres recovers.
The band canceled their Mexico City show on September 10th and rescheduled two other dates when Torres had emergency surgery to remove his appendix. No sooner had the drummer recovered from the appendectomy did he begin complaining of “severe pain in his abdomen.” The band’s website posted that Torres was rushed to the hospital where he underwent gall bladder surgery.
“Tico Torres has been the heart and soul of our band since we started 30 years ago,” Bon Jovi said in a statement. “He’s also one tough SOB and we look forward to him again pounding away brilliantly at the drums on [the] remainder of this and future tours.”
The band played the Rock in Rio festival in Brazil with Scannella on drums with Torres’ blessing.
“I will be there in spirit and back on stage soon,” wrote Torres.