Status Quo set to rock Norfolk’s Holkham Estate as guitarist Rick Parfitt recovers from illness

Rick Parfitt who will be performing with Status Quo at Holkham

Rick Parfitt who will be performing with Status Quo at Holkham - Credit: Archant

Status Quo will be performing at the Holkham Estate in north Norfolk this month it was confirmed today following concerns after the cancellation of shows in Europe.

Guitarist Rick Parfitt was flown home to Britain early this week by air ambulance from Croatia where he had been taken ill, leading to the cancellation of planned European shows up to and including August 10.

But the Status Quo management has today confirmed that Mr Parfitt's condition has improved and the concert at Holkham Hall, near Wells, on August 23 and the show at Clumber Park, Worksop, Nottinghamshire on August 15 will be going ahead.

Status Quo manager Simon Porter said: 'We are all obviously delighted that Rick has made such rapid progress, especially as the band is shortly to unveil another exciting and innovative new project, details of which will be announced in the next couple of weeks.'

An angiogram undertaken as part of various tests done at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London has revealed that one of the grafts inserted during Mr Parfitt's original 1997 quadruple heart bypass had become furred, leading to this current problem.

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The situation has been remedied by the insertion of a stent and Mr Parfitt is now recuperating.

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