City Slang: Blues man in hospital

Local blues musician Carl Henry is currently in hospital and the Detroit Blues Society is asking for your help.

According to a source, Henry is “a veteran local blues musician with a heart of gold, always the first one in line to offer his services whenever the Detroit Blues Society puts on a benefit for a musician who has fallen on hard times. Now, it's his turn.”

“Carl's been hospitalized for several days with a very bad infection in his leg -- he'd been in toxic shock for two days before going to Garden City Hospital. He has a very bad infection in his leg and required three surgeries in four days to remove the dead tissue in the leg. There is to be another surgery tomorrow. There is a long road ahead of him -- he has no health insurance and is unable to work because of his condition. He also canceled about a week's worth of shows before he went into the hospital as he was becoming sick.”

“The Detroit Blues Society has set up a fund for those who make a contribution to help him out. Make your checks payable to The Detroit Blues Society and put "Carl Henry Fund" in the memo line on the check. Mail donations to: Detroit Blues Society, ATTN: Carl Henry Fund, PO Box 488, Goodrich, MI 48438

The society is planning a benefit concert to help him with expenses. Details will be posted as we get them.

Click here to join the City Slang Turntable community!!!
Scroll to read more Music News articles

Newsletters

Join Detroit Metro Times Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.