As we know Hank Williams suffered horrible pain after a Spinal Fusion surgery in December 1952.
Even today, Spinal Fusion surgery is very painful and the torture of indescribable pain very long lasting. Even with today’s powerful and complex pain medications people still suffer for weeks and months even years after surgery.
Hank Williams was urged to get back on stage about a month after his surgery.
I picked this You Tube video from a woman who had the same surgery as Hank, as she describes her condition 6 WEEKS after surgery. And we are talking 2010, not 1952.
Why was Hank forced to work so soon after surgery? Why was his pain ignored? Why do even modern biographers ignore Hank’s Spinal Fusion, and blame so called alcoholism and lack of character for Hank’s problems in the last year of his life?
A while back a wrote another post on this issue, one which is largely ignored by other Hank William’s commentators.