Friday, September 17, 2010

I’ve got a bad feeling about this…

Back in the early part of November 2007, I saw an article online that mentioned the retirement of country music legend Hank Thompson and I briefly noted it on the blog. My good buddy from the Lone Star State, Bill “You wouldn’t walk on my lawn if I kept a ‘gator on it” Crider commented that his son had the rare privilege of pickin’ and grinnin’ with Hank, and that he hoped this wasn’t a harbinger of sad news to come.

Three days later, I wound up writing an obituary to commemorate Thompson’s passing. So when I saw this blurb on my homepage, the old sphincter started to get a little tight:

Earl Scruggs 'doing fine' after hospitalization

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Earl Scruggs' son says the bluegrass pioneer is "doing fine" after reports the 86-year-old Country Music Hall of Fame member was hospitalized.

Gary Scruggs declined to give more details about his father's illness when contacted by The Associated Press on Thursday.

Multiple media outlets have reported the legendary banjo player was hospitalized Wednesday because he wasn't feeling well before a concert at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

It is not clear which hospital Scruggs stayed at. A spokeswoman for the UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill says records do not show Scruggs stayed there.

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1 comment:

Bill Crider said...

I'm crossing my fingers for Earl.