Producer Tsangarides out of coma
Revered British record producer Chris Tsangarides is recovering from a medically induced coma in a Kent hospital, his family have confirmed.
He was admitted two weeks ago suffering from symptoms which suggested pneumonia, but he was later diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease, which he is thought to have contracted during a business trip.
Grammy-nominated Tsangarides, known for his work with Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Gary Moore and The Quireboys, among many others, appeared in hit 2009 movie Anvil! The Story Of Anvil when he agreed to work on their album This Is Thirteen.
Specialists performed a lung bypass before moving him to a support unit in London. He has now been returned to Kent, where he’s conscious and able to talk, although he remains in intensive care.
Wife Jane tells MusicWeek: “We’re all so relieved he’s on the mend and so grateful to the medical teams that saved his life.
“The recovery process will be long, but maybe now we’ll get the autobiography out of him that he’s been threatening to write for years.”
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