Kansas Violinist Robby Steinhardt Suffers Heart Attack

Robby Steinhardt, Kansas founding member and former violinist, is currently in the hospital after suffering a heart attack on August 9.

"On Friday afternoon, Robby Steinhardt was admitted into a hospital due to a heart attack," the band said in a Facebook post. "At present, he is resting comfortably while awaiting a quadruple bypass operation early this coming week."

"The thoughts and prayers of the Kansas band and crew are with Robby and his family. Robby has asked for his family's privacy to please be respected at this time. Due to his treatment and recovery, Robby will be unable to attend the Fan Appreciation Concert in Pittsburgh next weekend. However, all other aspects of the concert will continue as planned."

Steinhardt, who has not been an active member of the band since 2006, played with Kansas from 1973-1982 and 1997-2006.

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