September 22, 2009

Despite stroke, humorist Keillor not slowing down

By Kelley Luckstein

Fans of "A Prairie Home Companion" can stop sending Garrison Keillor flowers. The humorist and best-selling author says he's just fine after recently suffering a mild stroke and is back at work preparing for the new season of his popular radio show. "What I feel is impatience and guilt at accepting sympathy and concern from people that I do not have coming to me," Keillor told the Associated Press on Wednesday, little more than a week after he checked himself into a hospital because he was feeling sick…


Keillor drove himself to a St. Paul hospital after feeling ill on Labor Day, then was taken by ambulance to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., where he spent four nights at Saint Marys Hospital. He was back at work Monday, recording "The Writer's Almanac," his daily reading of a poem and telling of literary events.


Pioneer Press, By Jeff Baenen, 09/17/09

Tags: Celebrity Patients, Neurology, stroke

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