CINDERELLA frontman Tom Keifer‘s wife, Nashville singer-songwriter Savannah Snow, had an emergency appendectomy on September 20 after suffering abdominal pains prior to Tom‘s concert in Houston. Tom told Eddie Trunk during a September 21 appearance on Trunk‘s SiriusXM satellite radio show, “Eddie Trunk Live”: “It’s crazy, man. We had a really, really bad scare. We were down touring through Texas and Oklahoma this weekend, and she started to feel very sick and have a lot of pain on Saturday afternoon [September 19]. By the time we got on the bus [after the Houston show that night], she looked so bad, I said, ‘We’re going straight to the emergency room when we get back to Nashville.’ And sure enough, she had appendicitis. It had ruptured, and she went under emergency appendectomy last night. So really, really scary. She’s doing better now, though. The surgery went well. I’m actually on my way to see her right now. I spent the whole night in the hospital with her, and I’m just going to pick up our son and I’m taking him to visit her.”
Tom continued: “She’s probably gonna be in the hospital for a few days, because the rupture was pretty bad. But the prognosis is very good — the surgery went well. Unfortunately, as she’s been such a huge part of the touring band and actually making and creating ‘The Way Life Goes’, probably these West Coast shows she’s not gonna be able to make. So we’re not feeling great about that, because it’s gonna be very differenet to do the show without her. But the good news is that she is… The prognosis and everything went well. Thank God. It’s been a rough 48 hours here.”
Savannah wrote and co-produced some of Keifer‘s debut solo album, “The Way Life Goes”, which sold 5,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 78 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released on in April 2013 via Merovee Records (through Warner Music Group‘s Independent Label Group).
In a 2013 interview with Daily News, Tom stated about his wife: “She is a very talented singer/songwriter in her own right, probably one of the best songwriters I’ve ever met. She is the co-producer [on ‘The Way Life Goes’], and she wrote a lot of the songs on the record.”