Tracy Stuffle has heart attack; open heart surgery [today]
Early reports that Tracy Stuffle had only a heart abnormality and not a heart attack were incorrect. A second test showed that he did indeed have a heart attack. He has up to 99% blockage in several arteries and is scheduled for open heart surgery tomorrow.
UPDATE [Thursday Aug. 11, 6:41 AM]: Surgery is this afternoon at 12:00 Central / 1:00 Eastern.
UPDATE 2 [6:50 AM]: Via Troy Peach’s mother-in-law, Kathy Van Horn: (EDIT, 8/3/11: Broken link removed.)
I haven’t been able to reach Katy, but here’s what I know so far. She is going to travel with the Perrys this weekend, singing for Libbi; and it will just be the trio of Katy, Troy, and Joseph. Libbi, if you read this, I know that the one thing you don’t have to worry about this weekend is the group. Troy will take care of everything for you. You just concentrate on “Sweet T.” Love you guys.
UPDATE 3 [7:57 AM]: The surgery is expected to take 4-6 hours, with five bypasses. Also, the Perrys’ Thursday concert in NC is cancelled; Troy, Katy, and Joseph will be filling out the rest of the weekend.
UPDATE 4 [12:58 PM]: The surgery has been put on hold because tests have indicated there may be an aneurysm on his heart.
Further updates can be found here.