Musician Doc Watson in critical condition at NC hospital
In this May 1, 2011 photo, master flatpicker Doc Watson performs with The Nashville Bluegrass Band during "Spirit of Sunday" during MerleFest in Wilkesboro, N.C. Watson was in critical condition at a North Carolina hospital after falling at his home in Deep Gap earlier this week. (AP Photo/The Winston-Salem Journal, Lauren Carroll)
Published Saturday, May 26, 2012 3:09PM EDT
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Grammy-winning folk musician Doc Watson remains in critical condition at a North Carolina hospital after undergoing colon surgery this week.
A spokeswoman at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem says Watson remained in critical condition Saturday.
The 89-year-old Watson's daughter, Nancy, says the musician fell Monday.
The blind singer and guitarist has won several Grammys, including a lifetime achievement award. He also received the National Medal of the Arts.
Watson is known as a master of the flatpicking style of guitar playing. He also started Merlefest, an annual gathering of musicians in Wilkesboro named after his son, who died in a tractor accident in 1985.