Max Weinberg: 'They stopped my heart for seven hours'

E Street Band drummer on return to health

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Max Weinberg has spoken about his return to the kit after heart surgery.

The E Street Band sticksman told all about his recovery from surgery to repair a heart valve earlier this year.

He said: "They stopped my heart for seven hours. The recovery was grueling, but now my health is fantastic."

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Max is now back at top form behind the kit, touring the US with a 15-piece big band, adding that returning to the E Street Band isn't on the cards just yet, but when Bruce is ready "we'll all be there, ready, willing and able to rock".