A statement from Vaughan's manager says he was admitted to the hospital on Jan. 23 and was discharged on Jan. 25. He's been advised to rest at home for a month. “I feel really good and I can’t wait to get back to work with my band," Vaughan said.
Texas blues legend Jimmie Vaughan is in California recovering from a heart attack. Mahindra Blues, an annual festival in Mumbai, reported yesterday that Vaughan was admitted to Pomona Hospital Medical Center for a coronary angioplasty and stent placement. He's currently in the hospital recovering.
Vaughan, 61, has been a mainstay on stages around Texas since the 1960s. He was a founding member of the Fabulous Thunderbirds in the mid-1970s before leaving the band in the late-'80s, when he made a recording with his brother, the late guitar great Stevie Ray Vaughan. Though he wasn't terribly prolific in the years that followed -- Vaughan made just three albums between 1990 and 2009 -- he made a pair of records released in 2010 and 2011 that found him energetically reviving classic music from his youth on the aptly titled "Jimmie Vaughan Plays Blues Ballads & Favorites."
Vaughan has April dates scheduled in New York and Pennsylvania. No word yet if his recovery will allow him to play by then.