Eagles legend and founding member Glenn Frey is facing major surgery. Frey’s health problems will unfortunately force the band to defer the band’s upcoming Kennedy Center Honor ceremony until 2016.
The band had been scheduled to be part of the Dec 6th ceremony that also included, singer-songwriter Carole King, filmmaker George Lucas, actress Rita Moreno, conductor Seiji Ozawa, and actress Cicely Tyson. The 66 year old has had a recurrence of previous intestinal issues and multiple reports have said that Frey’s surgery will require a long recovery period.
The singer-guitar player had to have a portion of his intestine removed in 1990, in doing so he was also forced to take a hiatus from the Eagles’ Hell Freezes Over reunion tour in 1994.
The Kennedy Center president Deborah Rutter said in a statement, “We send our best wishes to Glenn for a swift and full recovery. It felt only right to defer bestowing this extraordinary honor to the group when Glenn could also be in attendance.”
The Eagles have said that Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmidt will all attend next year.
From all of us here at Rock My World, we wish Glenn a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him and the rest of the band back in action as soon as possible.