Roy Ayers Recovering With Family After Being Rushed To Hospital In Portland

Source: NPR

The jazz musician was in Portland for the city’s Soul’d Out Music Festival.

Roy Ayers is recovering with family after being rushed to a hospital in Portland.

In a report from Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB), Ayers was taken to the hospital after arriving at Portland International Airport Saturday afternoon. It’s unknown why exactly the musician, who was ischeduled to play Portland’s Soul’d Out Music Festival Saturday night, was taken to the hospital.

“Due to a medical emergency that occurred today April 20, Roy Ayers will not be cleared by doctors in time to perform at tonight’s concert. His band ‘Roy Ayers Ubiquity’ will continue on without him and open up for Neo-Soul legend Bobby Caldwell, who will headline the show with his full band,” read a statement from Soul’d Out Music.

Ayers also released a statement, writing:

“To all of my fans and supporters it is with my deepest sorrow that I was not able to come to Portland to perform for you this evening. I took a wrong turn and wound up at the hospital, ha ha I’m always one that can laugh at themselves. I’m still a little out of sorts, but with the help and care that my family provides me I should be back to my 78 years young self sooner than later and back on the road.”

Along with sharing the report of Ayers’ hospitalization, Questlove said that Ayers is currently at home recovering according to the jazz musician’s daughter.

Source: OPB

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