Lucinda Williams has revealed that she suffered a mild stroke last November.
Rolling Stone reports that a few days before Thanksgiving, the now-68-year-old singer found herself having difficulty maintaining her balance as she got into the shower, and then was unable to walk. She was taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, where a blood clot was found in the right side of her brain.
She spent a month at a rehabilitation center undergoing therapy — basically, she explains, retraining her brain. She says it hasn’t affected her ability to sing, and her husband and manager, Tom Overby, tells the magazine that doctors found no sign of brain damage.
Lucinda appears confident about her future, remarking that she’s “singing [her] ass off” and that it “can’t keep me down for too long.”