Singer Angela Bofill Suffers Another Stroke

The column I wrote on the wisdom (or lack thereof) of artists who sing/write/paint full time and do not have health insurance that mentioned singer Angela Bofill, who suffered a major stroke a year-and-a-half ago, in January 2006, received quite a few hits, presumably from her many fans. A fundraising concert was staged in March of this year (Ms. Bofill did not carry health insurance, a frightening scenario in the face of such a prolonged convalescence), at which Ms. Bofill appeared. I was pleased to see her looking rather well, speaking with somewhat of an impediment but with clarity as she pleaded with the crowd to keep their blood pressure under control with diet, regular checkups, and medication.

I thought I would do an update, so I went to her web site. I was shocked and saddened to read that Ms. Bofill suffered "another massive stroke" (I'm quoting the web site) just last week, on July 10th. Very little information is available regarding her condition, other than that it is critical.

Her web site address is . I'm sure prayers are being sent her way. Incidentally, most of Ms. Bofill's LP recordings have been issued on CD, if you'd like to support her.


Shelia said...

Thanks for the update. I've been a friend of hers since I was in 8th grade.

bettye griffin said...

I can imagine how distressing this news must be for you, Shelia. Thanks for posting!