I've just received word that Monday evening, Daryl Rabidoux suffered a stroke and is once again hospitalized in Providence. Rabidoux had been recovering from recent open-heart surgery, which reportedly stemmed from complications with his recovery from numerous injuries related to a major car accident that hospitalized him in June.
Details are still vague, but according to Carrigan's Zack Martin, who also now resides in Providence, Rabidoux is recovering from the stroke well and has already regained some mobility and speech. Doctors are said to be amazed at his early progress, especially given the stroke's severity, which is rumored to be significant. Martin says he could be released from the hospital as early as this week.
A benefit show is planned for Rabidoux at 242 Main this Friday. But its original intent was to help defray costs from his open heart surgery. Perhaps folks will dig a little deeper on the news of his latest malady.
I'll continue to post updates as I get them. In the meantime, here's wishing Daryl a speedy and full recovery. Maybe the third time's the charm?
Get well soon, man.