Doc Watson to undergo surgery tonight

We have learned that Doc Watson is scheduled to undergo extensive surgery this evening at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC. He was admitted there this morning after his health failed while in another hospital recovering from a fall.

This procedure is to clear an impacted colon, and doctors have said it could involve as much as 8 hours on the table. That would be difficult for anyone, but for an elderly man in poor health, it will be quite an ordeal.

We will provide further updates as they are available.

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  • Lucas D Nelson

    Just a minor point of clarification. Baptist hospital where Doc was moved to today (5/24) is in Winston-Salem, NC.

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