Jaime DeAnda recovering out of ICU after surgery

The Conjunto music icon was hospitalized in ICU after a medical emergency on Dec. 21.

Jaime DeAnda | Photo: Thomas Vasquez / Tommy Gunz Photography

Conjunto icon Jaime DeAnda is recovering out of intensive care after surgery on Friday morning, according to a statement from management.


DeAnda’s manager Julian Johnson shared a statement to Tejano Nation via text that said, “Update on Jaime DeAnda, he is out of ICU. The surgery went well. We will keep you posted.”

Johson added the hospitalization for DeAnda is not COVID-19 related.

DeAnda was hospitalized in the ICU after a medical emergency on Tuesday (Dec. 21), according to his wife Darlene in a post on social media. “I am a little emotional right now please forgive me. As a lot of you know, I am married to Jaime DeAnda he is the love of my life, my soulmate. I know he has a lot of fans that love him who he has entertained for years. He loves all of you very much so I feel that I owe it to you the fans to tell you what’s going on. On Tuesday, Jaime suffered a medical emergency and is in ICU. I’m asking everyone to please say a BIG prayer for him. All I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS MY HUSBAND JAIME TO BE HOME.”

DeAnda’s management Envy Road Entertainment LLC issued a statement to Tejano Nation with more details on Thursday (Dec. 23). “Jaime Deanda could not breathe on his own due to swelling of his tongue and throat closing on him. Physicians and surgeons put a trachea in him to help him breathe.”

“We ask for your prayers and thoughts,” the statement added. “Jaime DeAnda has been performing his entire life for his fans.”

This is a developing story, Tejano Nation will update with further details as more information becomes available.

DeAnda’s career spans more than 40 years with most of that time spent as the frontman of Jaime Y Los Chamacos, he split with Los Chamacos in December 2018. The band had been cranking out hit songs together since 1982, releasing many successful albums and classic hits including “Yolanda,” “Mi Musica Favorita,” and many more. They received multiple Grammy and Latin Grammy nominations and were inducted into the Tejano R.O.O.T.S. Hall of Fame in 2011.

With the love and support of his family, DeAnda started playing music at the young age of six years old. He grew up in an environment where hard work and dedication to learning one’s craft were instilled in him. This allowed him to record his debut single, “Un Puño de Tierra,” at the age of 15. His stylistic artistry is well known throughout the music industry, which has cemented his place as one of Tejano’s top musical artists.

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