September 10, 2009

Keillor eager to ‘get right back to work’ after minor stroke

By Kelley Luckstein

Minnesota humorist and author Garrison Keillor suffered a minor stroke and has been at the Mayogarrison-keillor Clinic's St. Marys Hospital in Rochester since Monday evening.


Keillor, 67, "is up and moving around, speaking sensibly, working at a laptop, and it's expected he'll be released on Friday," Mayo spokesman Karl Oestreich said Wednesday. "He plans to resume a normal schedule next week."


In 2001, Keillor underwent open-heart surgery at Mayo for what was described as a common valve repair.

A Facebook page for the host of radio's "A Prairie Home Companion" initially reported his hospitalization on Tuesday, unleashing dozens of get-well wishes in response.


Star Tribune by Paul Walsh, 09/09/09


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