Jon Dee Update
By Austin Powell, 11:42AM, Tue. Jul. 29, 2008
Jon Dee Graham underwent emergency surgery at the University Medical Center at Brackenridge to remove his ruptured spleen on Monday evening, after being involved in a single-car accident late Friday night. The treasured Austin singer-songwriter fell asleep at the wheel and struck a concrete embankment. He suffered two broken ribs, cracked vertebrae, and a concussion. He is currently recovering in ICU, but is expected to make a full recovery. Thanks to an abundance of calls and well-wishes from fans and friends alike, Graham has been taken off of the hospital’s public contact list, and his family asks that the public respect his need for peace and quiet at this time. Updates on his condition are being posted here.
Don’t forget: The Continental Club hosts a benefit for Graham on Wednesday, featuring the South Austin Jug Band and Dustin Welch. Half of the proceeds go towards JDG's medical expenses.