Dennis Lyxzen suffers heart attack

Dennis Lyxzen suffers heart attack

The frontman of Refused, Dennis Lyxzen, is recovering from what he describes as a “massive” heart attack that occurred this morning (June 13) in Uppsala, Sweden. The recovery forecasts are excellent.

The musician, who turns 52 next week, added that Refused will cancel their concert scheduled for tomorrow in Stockholm.

“So I had a massive heart attack in my hotel room this morning,” Lyxzen wrote on Instagram. “It was extremely painful and scary. Thanks to the wonderful doctors and nurses at Uppsala Hospital, I am still around to fight. Under the circumstances, I feel fine. Sore, tired and very shaken.”

“I really, really hate canceling shows, but the doctor said no rock for a couple of weeks,” he continued, adding that missing Refused's only announced show for 2024 was “very unfortunate, because I couldn't see time. But I hope I can/can fix it soon. The good news is that with the drugs I will be able to rock like before, hopefully. Life is strange and precious love.”

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Lyxzen is known for his stage presence and ferocious scream, two qualities that have helped Refused become one of the most influential hardcore bands of all time.

The group disbanded after their landmark 1998 album “The Shape of Punk to Come”, but reunited in 2012 and have been active in the studio and on tour ever since.

Lyxzen was also part of the International Noise Conspiracy, INVSN and Fake Names projects.