16th October 2022 - We're delighted to bring you this update from Mr. Mogg himself, along with a photo of his Winner Winner Hospital Dinner.
Thank you all for my Get Well messages. I am in the recovery position at the moment, which involves doing not very much and being catered for, which I shall probably drag out for as long as possible before I'm rumbled. I haven’t managed to get the full blanket bath yet - apparently I’m quite capable of washing my bits myself. Going for an assessment next month and have a bit of a sing in the studio, so fingers crossed, I might get a gig singing down the newly formed Stent Club... who knows what’s round the corner?
2nd September 2022 - Phil Mogg suffers heart attack. Farewell tour in October 2022 cancelled ahead of schedule
Bad news: a few days ago, frontman Phil Mogg suffered a heart attack. The British singer extraordinaire has already undergone surgery. On Thursday September 1st, 2022 – after having performed several detailed examinations in the past days – the doctors pronounced a strict performance ban for Phil until further notice. This is why the entire ‘Last Orders’ farewell tour, which was supposed to lead across Europe from October 15 to 29, 2022 before ending in Athens, had to be cancelled.
If and when the tour or – at the very least – individual shows can be made up for, is currently completely unclear and will depend on Phil`s recovery, among other things. His rehabilitation therapy will be starting in about six weeks. According to the doctors, it is not yet possible to give any concrete statements about the duration and scope of the treatment.
For the time being, the last UFO show took place on July 16, 2022, at the ‘Lieder Am See’ festival (near Nuremberg). Originally, band members Phil Mogg, Vinnie Moore (guitar), Andy Parker (drums), Neil Carter (keyboard/guitar) and Rob De Luca (bass) were planning on starting rehearsals in a few days for the final concerts in their more than 50-year UFO career.