Bunny Wailer Recovering!
Written by Midwest Reggae on November 15, 2018
JUST over one month since suffering a mild stroke, reggae great Bunny Wailer is undergoing therapy and recuperating, according to his manager Maxine Stowe.
Wailer, 71, suffered the stroke on October 11 at his Kingston home. Stowe told our sources that the singer/songwriter had just returned from his farm in Portland when she noticed he had “some communication problems”.
He was taken to his private doctor where it was discovered his right side was affected and his speech impaired. Stowe disclosed that Wailer is doing therapy five times a week and improving. “It didn’t affect anything major except his speech. The muscles on his right side are a bit affected, but he’s responding to therapy,” she said.
Though he was forced to cancel the last two shows of his United States tour in 2016, Stowe pointed out that Wailer has been in excellent health. At the tail of that tour two years ago, he was admitted to hospital in Florida for a bout of influenza.
Born Neville Livingston, Wailer is the sole survivor of the three most famous members of The Wailers, a harmony group formed in Trench Town during the early 1960s. Along with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, he recorded a number of cutting-edge songs like Small Axe, Duppy Conqueror, Mr Brown, and Get Up Stand Upwhich impressed record companies in the US and United Kingdom.