COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) –Bo Diddley has been hospitalized following a stroke suffered on May 13. He was taken to the emergency room at Creighton University Medical Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
The 78-year-old Diddley, who has a history of hypertension and diabetes, showed signs of disorientation following a concert at Harrah’s Casino in Council Bluffs, and was admitted with elevated blood pressure and glucose levels. Tests indicated Diddley had a stroke that affected the left side of his brain, impairing his speech and speech recognition. He remains in intensive care and his condition is listed as “guarded.”
Clary said she has no other details on Diddley's condition or how long he would be in intensive care.
Diddley, with his black glasses and low-slung guitar, has been an icon in the music industry since he topped the R&B charts with "Bo Diddley" in 1955. His other hits include "Who Do You Love," "Before You Accuse Me," "Mona" and "I'm a Man."
Diddley was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and was given a lifetime achievement Grammy in 1998.
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