Garrison Keillor, ‘A Prairie Home Companion’ Host, Suffers Second Seizure
Garrison Keillor, the A Prairie Home Companion radio show host, has suffered a second seizure over Memorial Day weekend, according to reports on Friday.
Garrison Keillor Suffers A Second Seizure
“I flew to Mayo to get checked out and saw an MRI image of my skull with a black hole where a previous stroke struck close to the language center of the brain, so I came away feeling vastly fortunate,” Keillor told CNN.
According to a message posted on his Facebook page, Keillor hosted two back-to-back shows at the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in Vienna, Virginia, last Friday before suffering from a seizure.
David O’Neill, the Prairie Home Companion publicist, explained that when Keillor was discharged he went home to Minnesota and then hopped on a flight to Atlanta to host a show at the Fox Theater.
This is the second seizure for the radio icon, as he suffered another one within the past year, O’Neill revealed.
“He [the doctor] put me on an anti-convulsant that makes me feel lethargic but I intend to fight this,” Keillor said on Facebook.
Keillor has five upcoming live shows left on his tour and says he wants them all to be “terrific.”
During an interview with CNN’s Poppy Harlow, Keillor announced that he is set to retire from his radio show after a 40-year run.