Tom Petty’s Widow Discusses His Final Tour

Tom Petty’s widow Dana has revealed that the rock and roll icon came to know he was suffering from emphysema, along with a broken hip, just before his last tour began. The lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Petty died on October 2 last year. “He was adamant. He found out a few days before the tour was gonna start – and that he had emphysema,” Dana told Billboard in an interview. “He would do anything to help anyone — his bandmates, the crew, the fans – and that’s why he did the last tour with a fractured hip,” ignoring doctors’ advise to go for hip surgery, she added. Petty sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He and the Heartbreakers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. Copyright(c) 2018 All Rights ReservedLess «

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