Thursday, May 17, 2007

Best Wishes to Bo Diddley for a Speedy Recovery

Bo Diddley hospitalized after stroke - Yahoo! News: "DES MOINES, Iowa - Bo Diddley is in intensive care after suffering a stroke in western Iowa, a publicist said Wednesday.

The 78-year-old singer-songwriter-guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer was listed in guarded condition at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Neb., said Susan Clary, a publicist for the musician's management team.

Diddley, who has a history of hypertension and diabetes, was hospitalized Sunday following a concert in Council Bluffs in which he acted disoriented, she said.

Tests indicated that the stroke affected the left side of his brain, impairing his speech and speech recognition, Clary said.

Clary said she has no other details on Diddley's condition or how long he would be in intensive care.

Diddley, with his black glasses and low-slung guitar, has been an icon in the music industry since he topped the R&B charts with 'Bo Diddley' in 1955. His other hits include 'Who Do You Love,' 'Before You Accuse Me,' 'Mona' and 'I'm a Man.'"

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I saw Bo Diddley perform on March 3, 2007 at the Raven Theater in Healdsburg, California. Even though he was suffering from a bad case of the flu he gave a great performance. He is one of the all time greats of Rock & Roll.

Terry Koenig
Novato, CA

Unknown said...

I agree, Terry. One of the greats, indeed.

Anonymous said...

I first saw Bo perform over 40 years ago! He was great then and remains great.