Saxon’s Biff Byford recently spoke about his current health status and revealed that his approach towards life changed after he had a heart attack.
Peter Rodney ‘Biff’ Byford is a singer who is mostly known as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Saxon. Formed in 1997, the band had eight UK Top 40 albums and several singles in the UK Singles Chart. It has sold over 23 million albums worldwide and still tours regularly. Additionally, Saxon released a covers album titled ‘Inspirations’ in March, which consisted of the songs that truly inspired the band and Byford.
As you may know, Biff Byford had a heart attack back in 2019. He explained the incident saying that he was biking and started getting breathless, and decided to go to the doctor who told him that he had a blocked artery. Byford then got a triple heart bypass and his band Saxon was forced to postpone several shows during their 40th anniversary Castles & Eagles tour.
Considering this incident as the factor that changed his whole perspective on health, Byford said that after such a life-changing experience he told himself that his health comes first. As he’s also struggling with hearing loss due to being exposed to loud music for years, the rockstar said that he’s now become more careful and cautious.
As reported by Blabbermouth, Biff Byford’s words were:
“Then, one day, my whole perspective on health changed. I had a heart attack before undergoing an emergency triple bypass surgery.
I was on my bike. I do a lot of biking and walking. Heart attacks aren’t like what you see in Hollywood films, I was breathless and in a lot of pain. My doctor sent me straight to the hospital where I had a heart bypass. It took me a long time to recover. I told myself after that moment that my health comes first.”
As a piece of good news, Biff recently collaborated with his son Seb under the title Heavy Water for a new album named ‘Red Brick City’ to be released on July 23.