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Drummer Ian Paice has revealed that he suffered a mild stroke on June 14 while Deep Purple was touring in Europe. Paice says he awoke in Stockholm to numbness on the right half of his body and noticed difficulty moving his hands and coordinating his fingers. Hospital tests confirmed that he'd had what's known as a TSI, a Transient Ischemic Attack, also referred to as a mini-stroke.  Scans indicated no permanent impairment was likely, but Paice says there is still a slight numbness on his right side and  tingling in one hand.  He reports he's regaining dexterity quickly and expects to be ready to resume playing in July.  Doctors prescribed medication to reduce the risk of a future episode.

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