Lucinda Williams Recovering From Stroke
Renowned singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams suffered a stroke at her Nashville home on November 17, 2020. Williams revealed the news and spoke about her recovery during an interview with Rolling Stone.
Williams was preparing to take a shower when she started to lose her balance and had trouble walking. Thankfully, Tom Overby, Lucinda’s husband was on the phone with the pair’s doctor who told him to get Williams to the hospital as soon as possible. “An ambulance came and got me and we told them not to put the big siren on. We didn’t want to alarm the neighbors or anything,” Lucinda explained to Rolling Stone. “But they put the siren on.”
Lucinda Williams was hospitalized in intensive care when a blood clot was found as part of a series of tests. She was eventually moved to a rehab center and after five weeks of treatment was sent home. The good news is that Lucinda is expected to make a full recovery as per Overby. “What happens is your brain gets all… the wires get all crossed and you have to retrain your brain basically, to tell your arm to do whatever it is you’re trying to do,” Williams added in her discussion with Rolling Stone. “So that’s the biggest challenge.”
Williams decided against going public with the news until now. “I thought about going to Facebook, but I didn’t want to make it a big, alarming thing. Because you know how Facebook is — everybody’s like, ‘We’re praying for you and everything,’ you know? I didn’t want people to overreact,” Lucinda noted. “I kind of felt like going off the grid a little bit.”
Head to Rolling Stone for more on Lucinda Williams including news of her return to music.