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Charlie Daniels suffers mild stroke

By Michael Bearak     Jan 21, 2010 in Entertainment
Charlie Daniels, the fiddler-guitarist, best known for his 1979 hit, "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" suffered a mild stroke last Friday.
Reports indicate Daniels suffered a mild stroke while he was snowmobiling in Colorado at the age of 73. He was in Durango Colorado about 230 miles southwest of Denver. He was airlifted to a Denver hospital where he was released on Sunday.
Daniels posted a message on his website Wednesday indicating he was doing fine and said he started physical therapy.
Daniels said he started feeling stiffness and numbness in his left hand and arm while out snowmobiling with friends. He realized it was serious when he started to feel numbness on the left side of his mouth and his left foot. It was then that he started having trouble controlling his snowmobile.
Daniels credited the hand of God in his recognition and ability to get treatment as he was not far from the Durango hospital which stocked a drug to break-up clots. Tests revealed the stroke was from a clot in his brain. After being examined and receiving treatment in Durango, a plane was available to take him to Denver for further treatment.
Daniels lives in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, but also maintains a home in Durango where he vacations. A spokesperson for Daniels said he is back in Durango and his website said he will not miss any concert dates. His next concert is scheduled for Feb. 27 in Fort Pierce, Florida.
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