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Ben Riley Suffers, But Survives

At 67, drummer Ben Riley has suffered more than his share of medical problems. Just as he was recovering from a lung illness and getting ready to go on tour, a diabetic complication resurfaced. Riley is also awaiting foot surgery, keeping him off the drum throne for at least another two months.

Still, in the face of illness and expensive medical bills, according to an interview by Teddy Adams, Riley is in “high spirits and eager to start playing again.”

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