Alice Cooper Guitarist Steve Hunter Hospitalized With Irregular Heartbeat

Steve Hunter, an original member of Alice Cooper's band and an accomplished solo artist, has been hospitalized in Phoenix after suffering from an irregular heartbeat.

Bravewords reports that the U.K.-based Cooper fan site Sick Things broke the story, saying that while Hunter's heartbeat eventually returned to normal, "the doctors have kept him in overnight to allow medication to get his normal heart rhythm back and do tests to discover the cause."

Hunter, who is legally blind due to pigmentary glaucoma, appeared on some of Cooper's most popular albums during the '70s, including Billion Dollar Babies and Welcome to My Nightmare.

Hunter also performed live alongside the King of Shock Rock until 2011, while keeping busy on the side. He performed on Lou Reed's Berlin as well as Peter Gabriel's self-titled 1977 album.

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