Photo by Ramon Medina Chris Gray, on the right, with musician Benjamin Wesley.
Further update: Chris's mom says he's off the respirator! And his CAT scan came back normal. "He's still pretty goofy" from all the sedation, she said, but his doctors think he'll make a 100 percent recovery from the heart attack. Biggest news: Chris will have to quit smoking and his mom asked us to "spread the word: No one should send Chris cigarettes!"
As many of you know, Houston Press Music Editor Chris Gray suffered an apparent heart attack Friday morning and since then has been hospitalized.
We Believe Local Journalism is Critical to the Life of a City
Engaging with our readers is essential to the mission of the Houston Press. Make a financial contribution or sign up for a newsletter, and help us keep telling Houston’s stories with no paywalls.
Support Our Journalism
His father said this morning that they really appreciate all the concern everyone has shown for his 36-year-old son. He said doctors have said it will probably be Monday before they can fully assess Chris's condition.
Our readers are encouraged to post a best-wishes comment here. We'll make sure Chris gets all of them once he's up and around and back heading up our music coverage.
And at this point, the Houston Press would like to thank the passerby who gave Chris CPR, the ambulance personnel and the medical staff for all they're doing to bring him back to good health.
Please join us in keeping Chris Gray in your thoughts and prayers.