Former Rainbow and Deep Purple singer Joe Lynn Turner has been hospitalized in Belarus with a heart issue, his friend and former Rainbow singer Graham Bonnet has confirmed.
Turner’s hospitalization was first reported by the Russian state news agency “RIA Novosti”, which quoted the press service of the Ministry of Health of Belarus as saying that the singer’s condition was stable after he was treated at a Minsk facility for myocardial infarction, commonly known as a heart attack.
Turner’s presence at the hospital was also reported by Belarus daily newspaper, the state-owned SB Belarus Segodnya.
Bonnet confirmed the reports, posting a Facebook photo of him with Joe and writing in the caption:
My friend Joe was hospitalized in Minsk with a heart issue last night and myself, Beth-Amiand the rest of the band wish him a complete and speedy recovery. We love you, Joe.