Dr. Ralph Stanley Hospitalized, But Doing Well, After Fall
Dr. Ralph Stanley is in the hospital, but recovering well, after a recent serious fall.
Stanley suffered a cracked pelvis in the fall. Bluegrass Today reports that he was admitted to a hospital on Saturday (Sept. 26) and required minor surgery at that time, but he is doing well and is expected to be released from the hospital later this week.
"He is doing well; doctors expect a full recovery. He will be released from [the] hospital [on] Thursday or Friday of this week," Stanley's grandson, Nathan Stanley, tells Bluegrass Today. "We appreciate all the prayers. The Good Lord has his hands upon my papaw."
The website adds, however, that it is unknown if the 88-year-old country legend will still be able to travel extensively after his injury. A concert scheduled for Oct. 9 in Manassas, Va., has been canceled, according to the venue; no official word about his other upcoming shows is yet available.
A note on Stanley's official Facebook page warns fans of rumors that the artist fell and broke his hip.
"That is false information," the note reads. It goes on to say that Stanley "is recovering from a small pelvic fracture" and that "[h]e is doing great and expected to have a full recovery."
“God has had his hand on my career for the past 68 years. It’s up to him when I will quit," Stanley says. "I have no plans of slowing down. I love my fans, and I love performing."