KGO/San Francisco Host Ronn Owens Set To Return Monday
August 27, 2015 at 1:12 PM (PT)
CUMULUS MEDIA News/Talk KGO host RONN OWENS, who has been suffering from complications after recent surgery for Parkinson's (NET NEWS 8/7), took to his FACEBOOK page to say he'll be returning to the airwaves on MONDAY, AUGUST 31, and updates on his condition:
"Just checking in (with a three-day growth of beard!) to let you know that I'm feeling much better and plan to be back on the show on MONDAY. Falling down the stairs after the Deep Brain Stimulation surgery slowed my recovery due to the resulting blood clot on the surface of the brain, along with another blood clot in the lung and a nasty cough. Those factors have also forced my doctors to postpone the second phase of the DBS process (implanting a battery pack in my chest) until late OCTOBER. Nonetheless, the DBS procedure is still on track for success and I look forward to it being able to reverse my Parkinson's symptoms by 5 to 7 years when it's complete in early NOIVEMBER.
"Thanks so much for all of your kind wishes, prayers and support during this time. I can't describe what it's meant to me and my family. We feel incredibly fortunate to have had all of you along with us for this journey. Thanks too, to BRIAN COPELAND for stepping in and doing a great job hosting the show in my absence. I look forward to catching up with all of you on MONDAY."