UPDATE: According to the Associated Press, Watson had colon surgery today and is “resting and responsive,” although he is still listed as being in critical condidtion.
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By Fred Mills
North Carolina country/bluegrass
legend Doc Watason, who was admitted to a hospital in Watauga
County (in western NC) earlier this
week for an infection, has been transferred to Baptist Medical
Center in Winston-Salem and is in critical condition.
Media reports indicate that a spokesperson for the hospital have confirmed that
condition but declined to elaborate on other details.
It has been reported that Watson, 89, may be suffering from
pneumonia and possibly kidney failure, and that he was originally admitted
after suffering a fall. “He is a stout man who has lived 89 years with very
little sickness and always been quite healthy,” his performing partner David Holt
told the Raleigh
News & Observer Thursday
afternoon. “So we’re hoping.”