Merle Haggard Recovering From Case Of Double Pneumonia
January 25, 2012 at 6:27 AM (PT)
The TENNESSEAN is reporting that Country legend MERLE HAGGARD is nearly over a case of double pneumonia that has kept him in a hospital in MACON, GA for most of the last week. Doctors discovered that HAGGARD had several other ailments while he was in the hospital including three stomach ulcers, eight polyps in his colon and diverticulitis of the esophagus.
"Thanks to all the wonderful people all over the world that prayed their special prayers. I'm a new man," HAGGARD said. "Another special thanks to the folks of MACON, GA., for their kindness, intelligence and probably saving my life."
HAGGARD checked himself out FRIDAY (1/20) to return home to REDDING, CA on his tour bus but realized he wasn't up to the trip and returned to MACON. He is now undergoing a more aggressive antibiotic treatment for pneumonia and has been able to leave the hospital.
MERLE’s website currently lists his next tour date as FEBRUARY 28th in TUSCON, AZ but his recovery time is currently unknown.
For more on MERLE HAGGARD, visit www.merlehaggard.com.