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The drummer is back to full health after a heart procedure.
Joey Kramer has cleared up confusion surrounding his illness in August that forced Aerosmith to cancel a California tour date, and reassured fans that he's back to full health.
In a new interview in the States, Kramer has told of how the surgey he required wasn't actually due to historical heart issues, saying:
"I've never had any problems in the past. It’s just strictly a hereditary thing. There's a family history, and I was the victim. But no more.
"I kept getting this burning sensation in my chest, and that's what I thought it was. My [general practitioner] said to me, 'Just to make sure and rule out that it’s anything cardiac related, go and take a stress test.' So I went and took the stress test. I got through the echogram with flying colors.
He said that my cardiovascular system looked like that of a 48- or a 50-year-old, and I'm 64. And then I got on the treadmill, and when I got on the treadmill, it started to bother me a little bit."
It is now understood that the procedure Kramer underwent was an angioplasty with two stents inserted to repair a blockage. He added: "It wasn't my time. It wasn't time for my ticket to be punched." Kramer said. "And so I got fixed, and I'm back 150 percent, and everything is as good as it can possibly be."
Ozzy says he's got a few songs written for a record already.
Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne has said that he'd lilke to release another solo album in 'two or three years time', after completing Black Sabbath's final album and tour.
The Prince Of Darkness has also just released a box set of his solo work, entitled Memoirs of a Madman.
You can see a video of members of Ozzy's band, including Zakk Wylde and Adam Wakeman, talking about the release below: