Jimmy Vaughan has been forced to cancel at least one upcoming show after suffering a heart attack last week.
The canceled show was to he held February 16th, at the Mahindra Blues Festival in Mumbia, India. The festival made a statement on their website: “Jimmie Vaughan was admitted to Pomona Hospital Medical Center on January 23rd, 2013 with an acute myocardial infraction (heart attack). He had a coronary angioplasty and stent placement. He is still in the hospital but recovering and has been advised by his cardiologist to rest at home for a month.”
The next shows on his itinary March 22 at the Granada Theater in Dallas, Delta Downs, Vinton, LA,April 10th and Sellersville Theater in Sellersville, Pa those shows will be followed by an appearance at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Festival April 12-13 at Madison Square Garden
According to those venue’s websites those shows are still scheduled.
Jimmy Vaughan was the older brother of guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan and a founding member of the Fabulous Thunderbirds.
Here’s a follow up posted by Jimmy on his facebook page.
Thank you for all your prayers and well wishes. Thank you for all your lovely messages. I’m feeling good and the doctor has told me I have to take the month off the road…Awe Phooey! I guess this will be a good time to reflect and work on some new ideas. It was really nice to hear from everyone. I’m excited to get back to work with my fabulous band and get after it. Just looking forward to the new year and all the opportunities that might present themselves.
Life is good….full of spit and vinegar and love.