Willie Nelson's camp has finally confirmed what Rocks Off first reported here last Friday, that longtime Nelson drummer Paul English did in fact suffer a "mild stroke." About an hour ago, Nelson tweeted the message "Paul is getting better!" A brief statement on Nelson's Web site today added that English is "being well taken care of."
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According to our sources, English suffered the stroke last week on the tour bus. Apparently he refused to go to a doctor, so one was eventually brought to the bus, where a stroke was confirmed. English was taken to an undisclosed hospital for treatment.