Thursday, January 22, 2009

"Little" JD Leaves Hospital

Nashville, TN -- Grand Ole Opry star "Little" Jimmy Dickens has been moved from a Nashville-area hospital to a rehabilitation center to recuperate from surgery.

The 88-year-old Dickens underwent surgery Jan. 13 to repair a subdural hematoma, a form of brain injury.

Opry publicist Jessie Schmidt says Dickens anticipates a short stay in the rehab center.

The 4-foot-11 entertainer has been a member of the Opry since 1948. His hits include "Country Boy," "A-Sleeping at the Foot of the Bed" and "May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose."

Associated Press
From the days when pop stars were known as "Little," rather than the contemporary & ill-apostrophied "Lil'." Our favorite Little Jimmy Dickens tune? "Take An Old, Cold 'Tater And Wait."

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