News from the USA is that Doc Watson is in a critical condition in a Winston-Salem, N.C., hospital, In US news reports yesterday and again today, Watson, 89, recently had colon surgery at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and some time this week suffered a fall at his home in North Carolina.
Initial reports had Doc, resting and responsive at the hospital in central North Carolina. However later reports suggest he is now in a critical condition after succumbing to an infection.
He is a stout man who has lived 89 years with very little sickness and always been quite healthy. So we’re hoping – Watson’s playing partner David Holt.