Rock and Roll Hall a Framer, Richard Wayne Penniman affectionately known as Little Richard recently suffered a mild heart attack. During an interview in Atlanta, he told singer and X Factor judge, Cee Lo Green that God pulled him through.
“I was coughing, and my right arm was aching,” he told Green. I told my son, ‘Make the room as cold as ice. So he turned the air conditioning on, and I took a baby aspirin. The doctor told me that saved my life. Jesus had something for me. He brought me through.”
Arriving at an event for the local chapter of The Recording Academy, Little Richard was on a tour bus with a hospital bed in it. The 80 year old recipient of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation. Little Richard’s 1955 “Tutti Frutti” was honored and recognized in the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry for unique vocalizing, announcing a new genre of music called Rock & Roll.
One of the most innovative and talented rock stars to date. Glad he’s ok!