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Hector Gonzalez of Los 2Gs hospitalized in critical condition with COVID-19

The singer-songwriter and accordionist of Conjunto group Los 2Gs is critical in a Harlingen hospital ICU with COVID-19.

Hector Gonzalez | Credit: RoRo Gonzalez

Hector Gonzalez of Los 2Gs is currently hospitalized in critical condition at the intensive care unit of a hospital in Harlingen, Texas with COVID-19.

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The Conjunto musician has been hospitalized since August and his wife, Rocio “RoRo” Gonzalez, shared an update on his condition on Friday night (Sept. 17) via social media. “The hospital just call me and my love Hector Gonzalez is in a critical condition. Please keep him in your prayers tonight,” she wrote.

That was followed by another update on Saturday morning (Sept. 18). “Good morning friends and family, this morning I spoke to the nurse and she informed me that Hector is battling to breathe and is in critical condition,” she said.

In September of 2017, the musician was hospitalized in the ICU from complications from diabetes. This is a developing story, Tejano Nation will have more details on his recovery as information becomes available.

Hector Gonzalez is a singer-songwriter and accordion player and is known for his traditional Conjunto music, but he has also experimented with Tejano, Norteño, Gospel, and many genres from Latin music. Born in San Benito, Texas, he has been playing accordion since age nine, influenced by legends Valerio Longoria and Los Dos Gilbertos. He stepped in as accordion and second voice for the legendary Conjunto group at the request of Gilberto Garcia Sr. himself. After the passing of Garcia in 2015, Gonzalez joined Garza in forming Ruben Garza y La Nueva Era.  Gonzalez and Garza parted ways and Hector formed his own group, Hector Gonzalez y Conjunto X2G, receiving a 2018 South Texas Conjunto Association nomination for Accordionist of the Year.

In January of 2019, Gonzalez and Garza reunited, forming Los 2Gs (Garza and Gonzalez) releasing the album Juntos Otra Vez in March 2019.

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