Lucinda Williams suffered a stroke last year
Lucinda Williams suffered a stroke in November 2020, Rolling Stone reports. Williams had a blood clot on the right side of her brain that affected the left side of her body on November 17 and was rushed to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. After a month of therapy at a Vanderbilt rehab center, she was released on December 21st. Now, six months into her recovery, Williams is walking a stick, unable to play the guitar, and continues to have pain in his left side. Her husband Tom Overby said there was no evidence of brain damage and she was expected to make a full recovery.
Williams, who turned 68 in January, was originally scheduled to perform at the Mile 0 Festival in Key West, Florida last weekend, but canceled the gig last month. Williams plans to perform again this summer; Their tour opening for Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit is scheduled to begin July 19 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her cover of Sharon Van Etten’s “Save Yourself” appeared on Van Etten’s cover LP epic Ten in March. Her last LP Good Souls Better Angels was released in April 2020.
Read Pitchfork’s 5-10-15-20 feature, “Lucinda Williams on the Music She Made”.