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Subject: Bo Diddley Suffers Stroke

Written By: danootaandme on 05/17/07 at 11:18 am


Updated:2007-05-17 10:39:04
Bo Diddley Hospitalized After Suffering Stroke
DES MOINES, Iowa (May 17) - Bo Diddley is in intensive care after suffering a stroke in western Iowa, a publicist said Wednesday.

Rock Legend Hospitalized

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.

Subject: Re: Bo Diddley Suffers Stroke

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/17/07 at 4:54 pm

Sad news about The Originator, the man who had the Beat.  He was perhaps the first "rock 'n' roll" musician.  He was also the first African-American to appear on the Ed Sullivan Show.  A list of bluesmen, rockers, and rappers this man influenced--whether they knew it or not--would be too exhuastive to even begin.

A massive stroke like this does not bode well for a man of 78.

Subject: Re: Bo Diddley Suffers Stroke

Written By: JamieMcBain on 05/17/07 at 10:01 pm

Get well soon, Bo!

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