Official statement from K.K. Downing on his retirement from Judas Priest

From K.K. Downing’s official website:

Dear Friends,

It is with much regret that I will not be with you this summer. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your concerns about my health. Please rest assured that I am O.K.

There has been an ongoing breakdown in working relationship between myself, elements of the band, and the band’s management for some time.

Therefore I have decided to step down rather than to tour with negative sentiments as I feel that this would be a deception to you, our cherished fans.

However I would urge you to please support the Priest as I have no doubt that it will be a show not to be missed.

All my love and respect,

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4 comments on “Official statement from K.K. Downing on his retirement from Judas Priest

  1. I find myself in shock and feeling sad at this unexpected turn of events but I understand the friction and lack of harmony that can build within a band situation that has lasted many years and can only speculate as to what has transpired to bring this about. I only know that Priest wasn’t Priest when Rob left and nor will it be without you. Gods blessings K.K. Your fans will miss you. {solo album}?

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