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Published: 2010/12/13

Levon Helm Hospitalized

Levon Helm missed one of his regular Midnight Rambles after being hospitalized this past weekend. The drummer’s manager Barbara O’Brien described his condition as “a cold.”

Helm’s band performed without its leader, with Helm studio engineer Justin Guip filling in on drums. Fans were offered a full refund as well. The illness was unrelated to Helm’s long fight with cancer but the drummer decided to take extra precaution due to struggle with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). The Wood Brothers opened the performance

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