Lindsey Buckingham bounced back from life-saving surgery on Aug. 7 performing a special private acoustic livestream for a California-based IT firm.
The former guitarist and songwriter for Fleetwood Mac underwent emergency open-heart surgery in early 2019, which impacted his vocal chords as well.
However, as the clip below reveals, the musician seems to have recovered well. His four-song set included Fleetwood Mac’s “Never Going Back Again” and “Big Love” as well as his own “Trouble” and “Shut Us Down.”
Buckingham also answered a number of questions about his life in quarantine.
“For me, this is sort of a continuation of a couple of years previous in which things occurred that I did not see coming,” he says. “One was my split from Fleetwood Mac. Another one was having a bypass operation, which I did not expect to happen. So you could say this makes it a trifecta here of events that were completely off the charts. And I think there’s a lesson to all of that… There are things that are going to happen that are not in your control.”
Buckingham was ousted from Fleetwood Mac in 2018. He was replaced by Neil Finn and Mike Campbell, formerly of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. Before COVID-19, Buckingham was touring with his own band in support of his Solo Anthology retrospective release.
Watch his comeback performance below: