Diddley, who has a history of hypertension and diabetes, was hospitalized Sunday following a concert in Council Bluffs in which he acted disoriented, said Susan Clary, a publicist for the musician's management team.
Tests indicated that the stroke affected the left side of his brain, impairing his speech and speech recognition, Clary said.
Clary said she has no other details on Diddley's condition or how long he would be in intensive care.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
BO DIDDLEY SUFFERS STROKE
The 78-year-old music legend is in guarded condition at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. According to The Associated Press:
Diddley was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. He's best known for "Who Do You Love," that great slice of hoodoo on a Gretsch.