Charlie Daniels Surgery Repairs Rotator Cuff
Charlie Daniels underwent surgery this morning (Dec. 17). The legendary singer alerted fans of the scheduled procedure via Twitter Sunday, writing, "I'm having rotator cuff repair in the morning and have to be there at early 30 probably won't make the whole game, back on twitter Tue I hope."
Fans didn't have to wait that long for an update, though, with the following message posted on his website today: "Just wanted to let everybody know that Charlie had surgery this morning to fix a shredded rotator cuff. The surgery was successful, he is resting at home and is doing very well. He won't be playing the fiddle or guitar for a while, but he will be back to normal in 2 to 6 weeks, and will not miss any shows scheduled for 2013. Thank you for all the prayers and well wishes!"
This is the 76-year-old's second medical procedure this year. In April, he underwent Smart Eye Surgery, a new procedure to restore eye sight.
"I'm going to get started out here and be able to see without glasses for the first time in 68 years," he told Nashville TV station WKRN. "I'm just looking forward to not having to reach up and pat around the table for glasses when I get up in the morning to see where I'm going."
The first 2013 tour date listed on Charlie's website is scheduled for March 5 in Nashville. See a list of shows here.
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