Lucinda Williams talks to RS about her stroke and writing again

RS Country have a really good interview up with Lucinda Williams who had a stroke last year – they describe how a few days before Thanksgiving last year, Williams was in the bathroom of her Nashville home getting ready to take a shower when she began to have trouble keeping her balance. She stumbled a bit and couldn’t stand up straight: “Even more frightening, Williams couldn’t walk. She called out to her husband, Tom Overby, who happened to be on the phone with their primary care physician. When he relayed Williams’ symptoms to their doctor, he was told to quickly get her to a hospital. The Americana singer-songwriter, 67 at the time, was having a stroke.

She told them: “An ambulance came and got me and we told them not to put the big siren on. We didn’t want to alarm the neighbors or anything. But they put the siren on.” She goes on to reassure fans: ““The main thing is I can still sing. I’m singing my ass off, so that hasn’t been affected,” Williams says. “Can’t keep me down for too long.”

You can read the whole interview over at RS here

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Mark Whitfield has been Editor of Americana UK for the last 20 years while also working in public health as his day job, which has been kind of busy recently.

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