Former UFO Bassist PETE WAY Released From Hospital

Former UFO Bassist PETE WAY Released From Hospital

Former UFO and WAYSTED bassist Pete Way has been released from hospital after suffering a heart attack last weekend.

He says in a statement: "I must thank the staff at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital who treated me with such kindness — from the porters and paramedics to the nurses and doctors and all the staff at Ward 22. Nothing was too much trouble and they all had a cheery smile for me. I couldn't have asked for better care anywhere in the world. I would also like to thank my wife Jenny who has been my rock and, like the cancer, I'm sure I wouldn't have beaten it without her and, of course, you guys.

"I do believe in the power of prayer but, to be honest, I really don't feel very well. Jenny won't let me lift a finger so hopefully I will start to feel better after some home rest and cooking."

According to Way's wife and manager Jenny, Pete will return to hospital in a few weeks to have an electric shock put through his heart to get the organ beating normally. If that proves unsuccessful, he faces an operation to repair a valve.

Pete has spent the past couple of years working on a new solo album, "Walking On The Edge", which is tentatively due before the end of 2016. It was mixed by producer/engineer Mike Clink, who has previously worked with GUNS N' ROSES and METALLICA.

In a 2014 interview with Myglobalmind, Way spoke about his well-publicized struggle with addiction and how it affected the making of his new CD. He said: "Put it like this: I wouldn't be thinking about sticking a needle in my arm at the moment, or later or when ever. That's something that has been and gone. When you have gone that far, you get to the point where you know there is no return.

"I decided that I wanted to be a musician and I wanted to go back to my roots. I still continue to write, but, unfortunately, there came a time where just when we were about to finish it off when, bang, you get told that you can't really work for about nine months. We have been making up for it by being in the studios as much as possible."

Way co-founded UFO in London in 1969, but left in 1982, after which he played bass with OZZY OSBOURNE. Way rejoined UFO in 1988 and remained with the band through 2008.

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