Grammy-winning musician Doc Watson in critical condition after fall

Grammy-winning musician Doc Watson in critical condition after fall

Los Angeles : CA : USA | May 25, 2012 at 8:45 AM PDT
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Doc Watson 2000 Folk Alliance International Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

The Grammy award-winning musician, Doc Watson is reported to be in critical condition after he fell in his home on Thursday

Doc Watson is in critical condition and the entire nations is praying for him. Doc Watson is a Grammy-Award winning musician who is known for his guitar skills. After falling from his home in Deep Gap, Doc Watson is reported to be in critical condition in a North Carolina hospital.

The news of Doc Watson's injury was delivered by his daughter, Nancy. She also said that even though Watson did not break any bones, she is still 'real sick'. A spokesman at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem said that Doc Watson, is in a very serious condition. It is not known that what is the disease or illness that Watson is suffering from, but the 89-year-old singer is suffering from problems, other than the fall.

Doc Watson's legal name is Arthel Watson and he has many achievements and awards to his credit. Doc Watson, who is blind since birth, has won several Grammys, including a lifetime achievement award. He is also amongst the very few people who have received the National Medal of the Arts. Watson also received the North Carolina Award, the state's highest civilian award, in 1986. He and his family received a North Carolina Heritage Award in 1986.

Doc Watson is known for his unique guitar style and is considered to be a master not only of bluegrass flat-picking but also of alternating-bass finger picking styles. Some of his famous hits include 'Deep River Blues' and 'Windy and Warm'. Watson also founded Merlefest, an annual gathering of folk musicians in North Wilkesboro, N.C., which was named after his son, who was musician who died in a tragic accident in 1985.

Doc Watson married Rose Lee, when he was 23-year-old and she was 15-years-old. Both of them remained in love for the longest time ever and had a very happy married life. Watson and Rose Lee remained married for 60-years. However, their union came to an end when Rosa Lee shifted to a nursing home last year and Watson remained in the family home. He was madly in love with his wife, who helped him even though he was blind. "She saw what little good there was in me and there was little," Doc said in an interview with The Associated Press in 2000. "I'm awful glad she cared about me, and I'm awful glad she married me."

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