New Orleans legend Dr.
John was just about to take the stage on Saturday afternoon for a performance at
Rumsey Playfield in NYC's Central Park as part of the Summerstage series, when one of the
event's organizers told the crowd the good doctor would be unable to perform. Dr. John was
taken to hospital after falling ill even though the musician wanted to proceed with the
[Photo by Adam McCullough]
The good news is that Dr. John is "doing much better" and is expected to return to the
stage next weekend according to a note from Night Trippers trombonist and musical director
Sarah Morrow to NOLA.com. Dr. John shared the following about his condition on
The man born Mac Rebennack also cancelled appearances at the Newport Jazz Fest on Sunday
and at the Payomet Performing Arts Center in North Truro, MA tonight. The next scheduled
gig for Dr. John is a show in Scottsdale, AZ on Friday night. As of press time, the
concert is still a go.
[Published on: 8/4/14]