Hank Cochran undergoes surgery
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
– Hank Cochran had an aneurysm repaired March 31 before it burst, according to his publicist.
"Cochran's doctors discovered an aortic aneurysm the size of a grapefruit," said his publicist. "Thanks to the quick intervention of doctors, Hank was rushed into surgery, and the aneurysm was repaired before it burst - an outcome that would have proved fatal for the 74-year old legend of song."
The publicist said Cochran was in "good spirits."
Among the songs penned by Cochran were I Fall to Pieces and Make the World Go Away.
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