Tejano music legend Joe Bravo is currently in a hospital and is scheduled for multiple bypass heart surgery on March 26.
The 72-year-old singer took to his Facebook page on Thursday to update fans on his current health status.
“Qvo raza…due to some complications with my health my by pass surgery was put off till Monday morning by my Dr’s.I want to thank each n everyone of you for ur concerns n your prayers for me. I will remain here at the heart hospital till I get my bypass done.Gracias n thank you once again….J.B.”
The Tejano music icon was originally scheduled for a 6-way bypass surgery on Thursday, but the surgery was postponed until Monday after Bravo suffered a TIA, or “mini-stroke”, according to a source.
“Just received a call from Joe J. Bravo due to a TIA small stroke this morning his surgery was postpone,” ELSA Foundation CEO Trini Barragan shared on Facebook. “My understand is he will have his 6 vessel bypass surgery on Monday.”
Bravo performed as scheduled at Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair on March 16, but the singer had to end a performance early at a San Antonio night club on March 17. The singer shared details of that night via Facebook.
“Buenos Dias raza…to everybody who was concerned about what happened to me Saturday night at Angel’s Sport Bar I’m doing a whole lot better. To the nurse n EMS that did a terrific job bringing me bk to life thank you. I’m sorry that I didn’t get to finish the night..hopefully next time…los wacho.”
A few days later, Bravo shared more information about his health status.
“Qvo Locos…what I NEVER thought would never happen to me has happened…I will be having from 5-6 bypass in the morning. That’s how bad My Dr. Says things are. All I can do is just leave it in God’s hands….los wacho hopefully.”
The legendary singer has been entertaining fans for over 5 decades. He recently released a new single, “Dolores,” produced by Grammy Award winner Hugo Guerrero and the comeback track features an all-star team of musicians, including Frankie Caballero on the accordion with Al Gomez on trumpet.
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