Lindsey Buckingham: Ex-Fleetwood Mac guitarist has heart surgery

Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham is recovering after emergency open heart surgery but his vocal cords were damaged as a result, his wife has announced.



Kristen Buckingham, who is based in Los Angeles, said her husband had been taken to hospital late last week.



He is recovering at home and getting "stronger" every day, she said, posting a photo of him in his hospital bed.



Buckingham, 69, was fired from the British-American band last year.



He then launched a legal case before settling out of court.



"This past year has been a very stressful and difficult year for our family to say the least," Mrs Buckingham said in her social media post.



"We feel so fortunate he's alive. As does he. He looks forward to recovery and putting this behind him."