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MAY 21, 2007
Bo Diddley Suffers Stroke, Leaves ICU

Bodiddley Legendary bluesman Bo Diddley suffered a stroke last week after playing a show in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was taken to Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, NE where it was determined the stroke affected the left side of his brain. However, his camp just sent out news that the 78-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer was being moved out of the intensive care unit and into a regular room. "Bo's health continues to improve. He has little or no physical limitations from the stroke except difficulty with speech and speech recognition; but that is improving, as well," said Faith Fusillo, Diddley's business manager. "I was able to speak with him by phone this morning.  He wanted to know where his stuff was: his guitar and the money from the gig. I was so happy because this is the Bo that I know and love, and a real indication that Bo is on his way back!" Diddley will be transfered to Shands Medical Center in Gainesville, Fla., closer to his home, once it's determined if he needs to be flown by medivac or private jet. Fans have been asked to not visit the singer at the hospital, but rather to send notes to or TCI (Talent Consultants International, Ltd.),105 Shad Row, 2nd Floor, Piermont, NY 10968.

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