Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt's third marriage 'coming to an end'


Status Quo star Rick Parfitt's third marriage has come to an end.

The guitarist, 67, married Lyndsay, who is mother to the rocker's eight-year-old twins Tommy and Lily, in 2006.

Rick is alleged to have finished with his third wife over the phone.

Rick Parfitt (David Jensen/PA Wire/Press Association Images)

An insider said: "It's been a very difficult time recently and the relationship has suffered. It appears it's reached the end of the line."

News that the ex-couple are living separately comes after Rick pulled out of the band's upcoming tour following a heart attack.

Rick was taken ill after a show in Turkey on June 14 and the heart attack and associated complications led to doctor's orders to rest for the remainder of the year.

A statement from the band said Rick "died for several minutes directly following his heart attack which resulted in mild cognitive impairments for which he continues to receive neuropsychological support."

Rick Parfitt (left) and Francis Rossi of Status Quo on stage at the Isle of Wight Festival (David Jensen/PA)

Band manager Simon Porter denied reports Rick has money issues and said claims his wife paid for his repatriation to the UK after the heart attack in Turkey on her credit card were "completely untrue", and that the band had paid for it.

"Rick is going through a massive change in his life as he strives to become fit and well again," he said.

"Although he is unable to join the band on tour at this time, he continues to be a member of Status Quo and also continues to be rewarded accordingly.

"All that is important to him right now is his health and his children.

"I would make no further comment on what are clearly personal matters other than to request privacy during what is an extremely difficult period for Rick, both professionally and personally."