Eighty nine-year-old Doc Watson is stable and recovering after taking a fall in his North Carolina home. The famous folk guitarist and banjo player was taken to the hospital, where several other health issues were discovered.
In an interview with the LA Times Blog, president Mitch Greenhill of Watson’s representatives, Folklore Productions, told sources that doctors were “determined to keep him overnight.”
“They transferred him to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem for surgery,” said Greenhill. There, Watson underwent colon surgery. He is currently still in critical condition, but stable.
Doc Watson is best known for his musical work as a modern flat-picker; his work has been highly influential on the folk scene. He is the winner of seven Grammy awards and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.