Danny Paisley suffers a heart attack

We’ve learned that Danny Paisley suffered a pair of heart attacks over this past two weeks, and is now awaiting word from his physician about how to treat the blockages that were discovered in his arteries.

Danny told us this morning that his last attack was a week ago, occuring late Sunday night (10/27/13) into Monday morning. He said that he felt like he was being crushed, and went the few miles to his local community hospital to be checked. They transferred him on to a larger facility in Delaware where a catheterization was performed.

He is resting at home now, and will visit with his doctor this afternoon to find out whether they will perform surgery or perhaps install stents.

Paisley’s father, Bob – also a celebrated Pennsylvania bluegrass singer – suffered a heart attack himself some years before he died from cancer in 2004, and Danny said that the symptoms he experienced were much as his dad had described. Danny said that this past summer he suffered particularly in the heat, more so that he recalled in prior years, and that long festival sets really got to him.

On doctor’s advice, Danny has cancelled his show in Roxboro, NC for this weekend and says that future dates this month are up in the air at this time.

He promised to update us after his appointment this afternoon, and we will share what we find out.

Best wishes to Danny Paisely from all of us at Bluegrass Today.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.