Daniels 'Doing Fine' After Stroke

Legendary country music star CHARLIE DANIELS has assured fans he can still play his fiddle and guitar after suffering a mild stroke on Friday (15Jan10).
The Devil Went Down To Georgia musician was snowmobiling near his home in Colorado when he fell ill, and was rushed to a hospital nearby.
He had to be airlifted to the Swedish Medical Center in Denver to have further treatment and was allowed home on Sunday (17Jan10).
The music star is undergoing physical therapy to regain full feeling in his left hand - but at 73, he insists his music career isn't over.
He tells the Associated Press, "I can still play my fiddle. I can play my guitar. One of the first things I did when I came home from the hospital in Denver was to pick up my guitar and make sure my fingers still worked on it... I want to keep entertaining people."
Daniels blames his stroke on high blood pressure.
He explains, "It (my blood pressure) had gotten higher than what I realised it was. We have taken steps to remedy that, and we are back in the game."
But the musician insists health concerns won't slow him down: "It makes me realize that things can happen to you, but I choose not to sit around and worry about the possibility that I could have another stroke. It's not imminent by any stretch of the imagination... I want to go fishing in Alaska again. I want to go back to Israel, which I intend to do in March. I love riding snowmobiles. I love fishing. I love shooting guns. I do a lot of target shooting when I'm at home. I love horses. I love cowboys. What the heck, I may take up skydiving next, who knows."


Contactmusic

Tags: Charlie Daniels


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Fairytales Come to Life in the First Trailer for Disney's Into The Woods

Cinemas are set to get a whole lot more magical this winter with the...

Fairytales Come to Life in the First Trailer for Disney's Into The Woods

Chadwick Boseman Faced A Challenge With James Brown Portrayal, Will He Reap The Benefits Come Awards Season?

The reviews are in – Chadwick Boseman makes a star turn as James Brown...

Chadwick Boseman Faced A Challenge With James Brown Portrayal, Will He Reap The Benefits Come Awards Season?

Lorde Given Complete Control Over New 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack

More great news for fans of the Hunger Games films! Following the recent...

Lorde Given Complete Control Over New 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack

Is Jamie Foxx About to Play Mike Tyson?

According to Variety, Jamie Foxx is to star as Kid Dynamite himself...

Is Jamie Foxx About to Play Mike Tyson?

Vin Diesel Sings Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me'

During the seemingly never-ending Guardians of the Galaxy press tour, Diesel took a moment...

Vin Diesel Sings Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me'

Horns - International Trailer

Following the vicious rape and murder of his girlfriend Merrin Williams, Ig Perrish goes on a grief-ridden...

Horns Trailer
Advertisement

Stephen Colbert Explains Orlando Bloom vs Justin Bieber Fight, Hilarity Ensues

Can't make sense of the latest fued to hit Hollywood? Well, never fear...

Stephen Colbert Explains Orlando Bloom vs Justin Bieber Fight, Hilarity Ensues

"Sharknado 2: The Second One" Causes Full-Scale Tweetnado

Today in “how is this even happening” news, Sharknado 2 made a killing with its ratings...

Tara Reid -

Behaving Badly Review

For a comedy that so desperately wants to be rude and sexy, this movie is remarkably timid. It does a great...

Behaving Badly Movie Review


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Charlie Daniels Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Charlie Daniels

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All