Buddy Miller undergoes triple bypass
Sunday, February 22, 2009
– Ace guitarist, songwriter and producer Buddy Miller, touring with Emmylou Harris, may have suffered a heart attack Thursday night in Baltimore and underwent triple bypass surgery.
Miller, 56, was part of the "3 Girls And Their Buddy" tour with Harris, Shawn Colvin and Patty Griffin. Miller had played in concert on Thursday night.
Miller was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where he had surgery, according to The Tennessean. The web site said, "The surgery was successful, and Miller will likely be recovering in Baltimore for several weeks."
A statement from his label said "Following his show in Baltimore last Thursday evening, Buddy Miller was not feeling well. After consulting doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital, tests revealed some heart blockage. It was determined that surgery was needed right away...Buddy and his family would like to thank all for their well wishes and prayers."
Miller is a recording artist in his own right with a CD with wife Julie coming out March 3 on New West Records. He also was guitarist for the Robert Plant and Alison Krauss tour.
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