Paul Williams takes a spill

Mark Freeman at Rebel Records shares a story about bluegrass legend Paul Williams, who remains a solid trooper at an age when most men would be fully retired and spending his life close to home.

“Paul fell in the shower and broke his right wrist early Saturday morning in Bean Blossom. He said he was going for his shampoo when he slipped and fell. The band rushed him to the hospital where the doctors did surgery and ended up placing three pins in his arm.

He had three sets on Saturday at Bean Blossom. He missed the first two but participated in the Jimmy Martin Tribute with Doyle Lawson and J.D. Crowe that evening.

Paul will be in a cast the next 4-6 weeks and then will start rehab soon after. Needless to say he won’t be playing the mandolin for a while… he’s looking at two young men from the east Tennessee area to fill in for him while he’s on the mend.”

Whew….  close call. Stay healthy, Paul. There are a lot of music lovers still eager to hear you sing!

UPDATE 6/22 – In response to several requests, here is an address where you can send well wishes and words of encouragement to Paul as he recuperates.

Paul Williams
5588 Maxine St.
Russellville, TN 37860

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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.

  • brett

    ouch! hope he recovers quickly.