Today is a great day for legendary musicians. Not only is today Dave Grohl's 52nd birthday. But, it is also Zakk Wylde's 54th birthday. Yeah, Father Zakk Wylde born on this day in 1967.

According to Zakk's Wikipedia Page

Zachary Phillip Wylde (born Jeffrey Phillip Wielandt; January 14, 1967) is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is best known for his tenure as the lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne and as the founder, lead guitarist, and lead singer of the heavy metal band Black Label Society

On this day of Zakk's birth, we take a look back on an incident that almost took his life. You may remember the "Pedal to the Metal Tour" back in 2009, at Ryan Creek Meadows. Zakk sure does, as he was inflicted with a pretty serious health issue while performing on stage. During the Black Label Society set, Zakk was struck with blood clot in his leg.  It did not stop him from finishing the set, but he was immediately rushed to St. Pats for examination. He later posted a photo of himself in his hospital gown at St Patrick's Hospital.

We had a chance to chat with Zakk about his health and how he handled the blog clot situation at the "Pedal to the Medal" concert in 2009. Listen now to the audio with Zakk, from an interview with the Blaze from 2012.


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