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Former singer and guitarist of Fleetwood Mac suffering vocal cord damage

The former singer and guitarist of Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham, is suffering from vocal cord damage after going through emergency open heart surgery.

Buckingham’ wife revealed the hospitalization in a social media post Friday.

According to his wife, Buckingham is now at home, recovering. However, it is unknown whether or not the vocal cord damage is permanent.

Buckingham was the songwriter behind some of Fleetwood Mac’s best-known songs and was lead vocals on hits such as “Go Your Own Way.”

He also has a prolific catalog of music as a solo artist. His 1983 single “Holiday Road,” was featured prominently in the

in the film “National Lampoon’s Vacation.”

Buckingham left the band last year after being fired. He filed a $12 million lawsuit which was settled.

Buckingham is 69 years old.

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