Veteran guitarist Bernie Torme has been rushed to hospital and placed in intensive care after being struck with pneumonia, his family has revealed. A statement from his estate reads as follows:
“Bernie Torme, the world-renowned guitarist, with stints with Ozzy Osbourne, Gillan and Desperado (featuring Dee Snider) was rushed into hospital earlier this week suffering from virulent pneumonia in both lungs.
“He is currently receiving the best possible treatment and is fighting back but remains in intensive care.
“We’ll keep you posted on any change in the situation but for now your thoughts and best wishes are much appreciated.”