Get To Know Johnny McDaid, Courteney Cox's Boyfriend Who's Recovering From Spinal Surgery

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Who Is Johnny McDaid? New Details On Snow Patrol Singer And Courteney Cox's Boyfriend

He's responsible for some of the best rock songs of the modern era, having written songs with his band Snow Patrol and other hit songs with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Pink, & Robbie Williams. Recently, however, he's made headlines because his girlfriend, former Friends star Courteney Cox, has stepped in as his caretaker of sorts now that he's had spinal surgery. Who is Johnny McDaid? 

Here's what we know about "Monica's" new boo.

1. He first underwent surgery after doctors developed a "serious problem with his neck."

According to Metro UK, Johnny McDaid first underwent spinal surgery after doctors discovered that he had a "serious problem" with his neck. This led to the band canceling more shows, much to the dismay of their fans. 

"Our dear brother, piano and guitar player Johnny Mcdaid has a serious problem with his neck and after consulting with some top neurosurgeons they are all in agreement that the only course of action is immediate surgery. We are all, of course, worried about our brother Johnny. He is a force of nature and a giant light in our lives on stage and off and we of course will give him all the time and support he needs to recover. Johnny has been incredible in the wake of this news and has remained calm at a time when a lot of people might freak out," the band said in an official statement to the outlet. 

Johnny McDaid underwent neck surgery. 

2. Johnny McDaid and Courteney Cox have had an on-again, off-again relationship.

According to Page Six, Johnny and Courteney were on-again, off-again for a long time. They began dating in 2013, and got engaged in 2014. Eighteen months after they got engaged, they called off their engagement. However, six months after that, they reunited and are scheduled to get married again. Courteney said that she can't wait to get married to Johnny, and she's proud to be able to take care of him when he needs her most. 

"Happy to be taking care of my man….I’M HIS NUMBER ONE FAN! Johnny has sooo many platinum discs, now he has two made of titanium,” quipped Cox in the caption, before more seriously thanking his surgeon. “Thank you @drtoddlanman for your incredible work. #onthemend #misery," she said, according to the outlet

Snow Patrol had to cancel a few performance dates due to Johnny's neck surgery. 

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3. The pair were seen out and about shortly after his surgery. 

According to JustJared, Courteney Cox & Johnny McDaid were seen out and about together shortly after Johnny had his neck surgery. This led many fans to believe that he was, if nothing else, on the mend. 

"We’re glad to hear Courteney Cox‘s fiance Johnny McDaid is recovering after his surgery! The 55-year-old Cougar Town actress and the 42-year-old Snow Patrol member were spotted going shopping at the James Perse store on Wednesday (June 26) in Los Angeles," reported the outlet

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Fans can't wait to see Johnny McDaid back onstage!

4. Johnny McDaid and Courteney Cox plan to get married in Ireland later this year. 

As fans of Snow Patrol know, Johnny McDaid is an Irishman, and a proud resident of the Emerald Isle, at that. According to Extra Ireland, Johnny is so proud of his Irish heritage that he took Courteney on vacation there not long ago. Additionally, the duo is set to tie the knot in Derry, Ireland, later this year, and Ed Sheeran is rumored to be the best man. 

We can't wait to see what the happy couple has in store for their big day!

Snow Patrol are a fun loving bunch of lads!

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