Bobby Z: I was 'part of a miracle'



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Bobby Z feels like he has 'dodged a bullet' after suffering a heart attack earlier this year.

The former Prince drummer told "I wish I could tell you where I went, but I went somewhere and came back - and that does make you feel like you were part of a miracle or you dodged a bullet."

Thankfully Bobby is well on his way to a full recovery after being admitted to hospital due to suffering neck, chest and arm pains.

He added: "My expression is, 'I'm back in the saddle, but the horse is a little slower.'"

Bobby, who was sticksman for the purple one from 1978 to 1986, also revealed that Prince was among those to help him through the downtime.

"He [Prince] talked to my wife, Vicki, he talked to my son, Joey. I think there is a connection that we had in the beginning that is very strong. I think the emotions tugged on him pretty good."

Rich Chamberlain

Rich is a teacher, one time Rhythm staff writer and experienced freelance journalist who has interviewed countless revered musicians, engineers, producers and stars for the our world-leading music making portfolio, including such titles as Rhythm, Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, and MusicRadar. His victims include such luminaries as Ice T, Mark Guilani and Jamie Oliver (the drumming one).