Hank Williams’ friend and protege, Ray Price, 50’s honky tonk country pioneer and legendary balladeer , has been admitted to a Houston Hospital.
The 87 year old has been plagued with health problems in recent years although he was actively touring in his 80’s.
Here’s note to fans from wife Janie:
Just wanted to give you an update on Ray. Last night Ray developed SEPSIS, a bad bacteria infection in his blood line. We rushed him to the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and treatment was started. Rays blood pressure dropped too low and his heart rate too high. We were in watchful crisis all night long and through out early morning hours before he stabilized. Dr. Red Duke is here in charge and coordinating all of the Specialists treating Ray. I am at Rays bedside and have not left him for a second. I will continue to be ever watchful and give updates as Ray continues to improve.
Please remember Ray in your prayers tonight.
Blessings To All!
All Hank fans sincerely wish Ray and his family and friends all the best in this difficult time.