Vicki Simmons hospitalized

Vicki SimmonsWildfire bassist Curt Chapman tells us that Vicki Simmons has been hospitalized in Lexington, KY to treat a brain anueurism.

She is undergoing surgery this morning to locate and stop any bleeding that may be occurring.

Vicki played bass for many years with The New Coon Creek Girls and Dale Ann Bradley, and has many friends and fans in the bluegrass community. She also is featured on the Daughters of Bluegrass Back To The Well CD, and has been a Renfro Valley stalwart for some time.

Cards and well wishes can be sent to:

St. Joseph Hospital
1 Saint Joseph Drive
Lexington KY , 40504

Curt promised to update us once the results of her surgery are known. He said that the family deeply appreciates the prayers and kind thoughts.

UPDATE 7/17: Curt says that Vicki’s surgery went well, and that no problems were found. She is still in the ICU, but should be released in a few days.

Wonderful news.

You can send an email greeting via the St. Joseph Hospital web site.

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