UPDATE: T.G. Sheppard Recovering, Will Return Home
T.G. Sheppard, who has recorded such No. 1 hits as “Devil in the Bottle” and “Slow Burn,” was admitted to a Nashville-area hospital over the weekend for a bladder infection.
T.G.'s wife, Kelly Lang, released this message through Facebook and a statement: “He was admitted in ICU with a bladder infection that has caused extreme high heart rate. He is very weak and they are trying to keep his heart rate down, but it has been a challenge. Thank you for keeping us in your prayers. Love, Kelly.”
No further information is available at this time.
T.G., 68, and Kelly performed in Nashville this past Thursday night (Oct. 11) at the R.O.P.E. (Reunion of Professional Entertainers) banquet and awards.
UPDATE Oct. 16, 3:25 p.m. CST
T.G. Sheppard, 68, continues to be treated for a bladder infection at a Nashville-area hospital.
His wife, singer Kelly Lang, sent this message through Facebook and a released statement: "I hesitate to share this now, but I do want you to know how serious T.G's condition has been. The bladder infection had spread into his bloodstream and is very hard to treat. That being said, it is the reason for his still being in the Critical Care Unit. I feel that he is getting better, but certainly not great."
Kelly went on to add that T.G.'s heart rate continues to be at a high and irregular level. "He is resting OK, still in pain," she notes. T.G. is not allowed to have visitors at this time. No further information was made available.
UPDATE Oct. 18, 12:25 p.m. CST
T.G. Sheppard has taken a turn for the better and will be released from the hospital, Thursday (Oct. 18). In a statement, T.G. reports that the doctors had advised him that he would return home in the afternoon. The singer wants to assure his fans that he appreciates the thoughts and prayers that were extended to him and his wife Kelly Lang.