Jamgrass innovator Sam Bush was hospitalized on Sunday, May 12, for “some gastrointestinal infections and issues,” forcing him to cancel a scheduled gig at St. Louis Community College–Meramec in Kirkwood, Missouri.
“We want to thank all of you for your love and concern for Sam,” reads a statement posted to the musician’s Facebook page. “Sunday, Sam was taken to the ER (thank you Stephen Mougin) with excruciating pain in his abdomen; it came on suddenly and only got worse as the day went on. He was admitted Sunday night after many tests and pain management. He is undergoing more testing due to some gastrointestinal infections and issues… Sam is being well taken care of and where he needs to be for the next few days, just layin’ low and healing.”
Bush is best known for his work in New Grass Revival, as well as his own solo material. He was presented with a lifetime achievement award by the Americana Music Associated in 2009, and won three Grammy Awards for his work with Emmlou Harris, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones and the O Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack, respectively.
Feel better, Sam!
Watch Bush’s recent performance at Relix HQ, including his new single “Stop The Violence” below: