Grand Ole Opry star Little Jimmy Dickens is recovering from brain surgery. The 88-year-old singer had surgery Tuesday in a Nashville area hospital to repair a subdural hematoma.

"He is resting comfortably. The family asks for your thoughts and prayers for Jimmy as he recovers," reports an Opry spokesperson.

Dickens recently celebrated 60 years as a member of the Opry, where he is still a regular performer. Known for both his ballads and humorous songs, the country legend hit the country charts every decade from the '40s through the '70s, scoring his biggest hit in 1965 with 'May the Bird of Paradise Fly up Your Nose.'

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