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Published: 2012/06/08

Cody Dickinson: "Chris Chew Out of Coma"

Chew with The Word. Photo by Robert Massie.

Earlier this morning we reported that North Mississippi Allstars bassist Chris Chew was hospitalized in Portland, OR due to complications from diabetes. North Mississippi Allstars drummer Cody Dickinson has now sent out an update of his own. Earlier this morning Dickinson tweeted, “Chris Chew is out of coma and breathing on his own. It is a beautiful day.” North Mississippi Allstars members Cody Dickinson and Luther Dickinson are slated to perform at Bonnaroo this weekend as part of The Word.


There are 11 comments associated with this post

Grey June 8, 2012, 12:39:00

It seems as though the music world has been getting hit with a lot of heavy news. Its a joy to hear Chris Chew has made it through the coma and is even breathing on his own. It really makes me think about the things we take for granted, I take for granted. Breathing. Waking up each day. Perspective helps me realize just what a blessing it is to be able to do these seemingly simple things. A beautiful day indeed.

Richard June 8, 2012, 13:53:42

Right on Grey, I hope this was a wake up call for Chris, he needs to drop some weight and get his health under control. Sure hope he does cause I love Chew!!!

cody June 8, 2012, 15:17:44


Carrie June 8, 2012, 15:23:49

Praise the Lord! Keeping Chris in my prayers.

Mark - New Orleans June 9, 2012, 02:11:43

Chris Chews, Preachin’ the Blues! And he will continue preachin’ dem blues. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Big Dog. Lookin’ forward to seeing you soon – way down yonder in New Orleans.

Erik June 9, 2012, 11:27:25

Big fan of NMAS and the Word and even a bigger fan of c Chew the person. Prayers and well wishes to him and those close to Mr Chew.

Skip W. June 9, 2012, 20:29:53

Prayers and healing vibrations to C.Chew !
One of the nicest guys on the planet, we hope he gets well soon.

Looney June 9, 2012, 23:52:07

Chris Chew is a Gentleman! God Bless his soul and I pray for a speedy recovery! Blessings

Jim June 11, 2012, 16:13:14

Chew get better and come play WV! Anybody know where we can send cards?

Papa janky pot June 14, 2012, 23:08:25

So glad to hear this! Nothing but love for the big man from the mid south. Hope to see ya again soon Mr. Chew!

Steve Moran July 2, 2012, 14:10:40

Get well soon,love you man,the Band and all of us need you !

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