Garrison Keillor Cancels San Diego Show

Wednesday, Sep 16, 2009  |  Updated 12:30 PM PDT
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Garrison Keillor Cancels San Diego Show

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Garrison Keillor was hospitalized recently with a stroke.

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Humorist and author Garrison Keillor writes that a minor stroke he suffered last week left him "essentially unscathed, though touched by mortality."

Keillor drove himself to a St. Paul hospital after feeling ill, then was taken to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He spent four nights at Saint Marys Hospital before being released last Friday.

In a column for Salon.com, 67-year-old Keillor writes that when he left Saint Marys, "a neurologist shook my hand and said: 'I hope you know how lucky you are."'

The host of public radio's "A Prairie Home Companion" ends his column with a plea for national health reform.

Keillor was scheduled to perform Thursday, September 24 at Point Loma Nazarene University but has canceled the show on the advise of doctors. He's been instructed not to fly in the coming weeks. He's scheduled to begin a new season of his show on Sept. 26 from St. Paul's Fitzgerald Theater.

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