Whitesnake's David Coverdale Forced to Postpone Hernia Surgery Over Coronavirus Pandemic

The rock band's frontman has previously canceled their North American tour with Sammy Hagar and the Circle and Night Ranger to focus on the planned surgery and recovery.

AceShowbiz - Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale is still waiting on surgery to fix a painful bilateral inguinal hernia.

The rocker scrapped his band's North American tour with Sammy Hagar & the Circle and Night Ranger in March, so he could focus on surgery and recovery, but in a new radio interview with 107.1 The Boss, he reveals doctors have shelved his operation due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"It's more than a hernia," he says. "It's like I have a fresh chicken pushed down my underpants. It's like I've got a backpack on the front."

"I haven't been able to have the surgery... It's painful, and it actually gets me out of some of the domestic work here (at home) - I can't do too much heavy lifting."

The singer adds, "As it isn't a life-threatening situation, I'm not in line yet to have the surgery. It's an interesting time. And with my age, it's probably gonna be a three or four month recovery period. So I'm still waiting to have that surgery."

If he undergoes the surgery this year, it will be three years since Coverdale had his knees replaced with titanium to combat degenerative arthritis.

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