Mr. Blue is ill.
July 31, 2001 8:52 AM   Subscribe

Mr. Blue is ill. Garrison Keillor, the host of A Prarie Home Companion and writer of numerous books, will be undergoing open heart surgery sometime in the near future.
posted by isildur (9 comments total)
i love that guy and his damned midwestern sensibilities.
posted by sarelicar at 9:02 AM on July 31, 2001

As soon as I read that, it reminded me of a couple of years ago when I first read that Charles Schulz had cancer...
posted by LauraVW at 9:06 AM on July 31, 2001

A press release from Minnesota Public Radio. The surgery was last week, he is fine and resting comfortably.
posted by briank at 9:06 AM on July 31, 2001

I believe this actually happened last week.
posted by mrbula at 9:13 AM on July 31, 2001

Er, briank, I missed your post when I previewed...
posted by mrbula at 9:15 AM on July 31, 2001

Am I the only disturbed by the phrase "routine open-heart procedure?"
posted by Dreama at 9:25 AM on July 31, 2001

Some info on mitral valve replacement. Surgery is never really "routine", but this has become a common procedure with generally good outcomes.
posted by briank at 10:04 AM on July 31, 2001

Mitral valve replacement is a routine procedure in large specialist cardiac care institutions. Walk in the park, Dreama.
posted by Alwin at 10:17 AM on July 31, 2001

A week without the tortured correspondence of Mr. Blue's lost and lonely souls and his sometimes wise and always crisp replies (schadenfreude, anyone?) is not a good week. May he recover quickly.
posted by Lynsey at 1:07 PM on July 31, 2001

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