Lucinda Williams suffered a stroke in November 2020, Rolling stone reports. On November 17, Williams received a blood clot in the right side of her brain, which affected the left side of her body, and was rushed to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. After a month of therapy at Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Center, she was discharged on December 21. Now, six months after his recovery, Williams walks with a cane, can’t play the guitar and continues to feel pain on his left side. Her husband, Tom Overby, said there were no signs of brain damage and she was expected to fully recover.
Williams, who turned 68 in January, was originally scheduled to attend the Mile 0 festival in Key West, Florida, last weekend, but canceled last month. Williams plans to return this summer; The opening of her Jason Isbel and 400 Unit tour is set to begin on July 1
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