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David Coverdale placed prosthetic part on the knees

David Coverdale

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David Coverdale placed prosthetic part on the knees

Vocalist and owner of Whistesnake, David Coverdale confirmed that he had both knees operated because of degenerative arthritis. “I’ve got degenerative arthritis in my knees. It got to the point that I could not take pain anymore and get in the way of the shows.


So last year I operated on my right knee and then my left knee. Titanium prostheses were placed. My recovery was so good that my doctor shared the details at a conference and I am preparing for world tours in 2019 and 2020.

Listening to twelve thousand people singing ‘Is This Love’ and ‘Here I Go Again’ is transcendental. I am blessed.”

The replacement of the knee joint by a prosthesis is not as strange as it may seem. Below is a video of a surgery of the type (not necessarily identical to that done by Coverdale).

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David Coverdale (born 22 September 1951) is an English rock singer best known for his work with Whitesnake, a hard rock band he founded in 1978. Before Whitesnake, Coverdale was the lead singer of Deep Purple from 1973 to 1976, after which he established his solo career. A collaboration with Jimmy Page resulted in a 1993 album that was a commercial success. In 2016, Coverdale was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Deep Purple, giving one of the band’s induction speeches. Coverdale is known in particular for his powerful blues-tinged voice.

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