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Implant operation for Runrig guitarist Malcolm Jones

Malcolm Jones. Image courtesy of Runrig
Runrig guitarist Malcolm Jones required heart surgery last year

Celtic rockers Runrig have been forced to suspend a planned tour of Germany at the last minute due to a medical issue for guitarist Malcolm Jones.

He was fitted with an implant last year to deal with a heart problem.

However, a reported malfunction in the device has meant it now needs to be replaced.

The band said that the guitarist was in good health and their other concerts will go ahead - including an appearance at the Hebridean Celtic Festival.

Runrig were confirmed last month as a headline act at the festival's 15th anniversary event.

The band has not played at the Western Isles' biggest music event since 2005. It takes place on Lewis in July.



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