I was browsing through some news stories this morning and just saw that Doc Watson was ill. Doesn’t sound too good, but here’s hoping Doc pulls through.
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Singer Doc Watson in critical condition, hospital says
Reuters | 09:29 AM,May 25,2012
By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (Reuters) - Grammy winning folk musician Doc Watson is in critical condition at a North Carolina hospital, a representative for the medical facility said on Thursday. The 89-year-old Watson is a singer of bluegrass, country, blues and gospel who is famous for his flatpicking style on the guitar and his interpretations of folk songs from bygone eras. Watson, a native of North Carolina, is in critical condition at Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, said Karen Richardson, a spokeswoman for the hospital. She declined to release any other information about Watson, including when he was admitted and for what health problem. North Carolina newspaper the Watauga Democrat reported that, according to Watsons friend Tommy Walsh, he was hospitalized on Monday at Watauga Medical Center for an infection, and was transferred on Thursday to Baptist Medical Center. Walsh told the paper he did not know why Watson was transferred.
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