|During January 1995 Reg suffered a debilitating illness which led to a worrying time for Reg's
wife Roslyn as well as family, friends and fans alike.
To see someone you admire so much in trouble the way Reg was is a terrible experience, for me as a fan and a friend so I can imagine just how bad it was for Ros and the family.
Knowing Reg the way I believe I know him, I believe if anyone can pull through this it would be Reg, he has a great zest for life, and a strength of character that I know that comes in second to no one.
Listed below is a number of Daily Telegraph stories following the progress of Reg's hospitalisation and gradual improvement.
|By Justin Coomber 26/1/1995|
AUSTRALIAN country music
superstar Reg Lindsay is seri-
ously ill suffering a brain
Mr Lindsay, 63, collapsed in a
Tamworth motel room yester-
day morning and was found by
one of his band members.
One of Australia's best-known
country singers, he had per-
formed at a rodeo the night be-
fore in conjunction with the 1995
Tamworth Australasian Coun-
try Music Festival.
The singer was first taken to
Tamworth Base Hospital but
then to Newcastle's John Hunter
Hospital in the afternoon.
A spokesman for the music
festival, David Douglas, said
that Mr Lindsay was listed in a
"serious but stable" condition
"Reg is always one of the most
popular performersat the Tam-
worth festival." Mr Douglas
said. "We are all thinking of him
and wish him the best".
He was to appear in a Tam-
worth record store yesterday to
promote his new album, no
He was also booked to appear
in a living legend segment at the
music festival's Golden Guitar
awards on Saturday night.
Mr Lindsay was booked into
hospital for a bypass operation
three years ago but opted for a
combination of natural methods
and reversed his condition in
He has been in the country
music business for more than 40
years and enjoyed long-lasting
success here and in the US,
|where few Australian artists|
have made the transition.
He won Golden Guitars awards
for male vocalist of the year in
1974 with July Your A Woman,
in 1978 for Silence On The Line
and in 1980 for Empty Arms
He hosted country music
programs on 2CH and 2SM and
started the first Australian
country music television show,
in 1964. This was followed by
Reg Lindsay's Country Home-
stead, which finished in 1978.
Awarded the order of Aus-
tralia for his services to music,
he was also elevated to the Aust-
ralian Country Music Roll of
Renown in 1984.
In recent years, he was in-
volved in developement of popular
Koala Country Show at Dream-
world on the Gols Coast.
By far his biggest success was
the song Armstrong, inspired by
astronaut Neil Armstrong's 1969
The song has been placed in
the world's largest time capsule
- buried at the Johnson Space
Centre in Houston, Texas.
Lindsay 'stable' AUSTRALIAN country music star Reg Lindsay remained in a serious condition after a brain haemmorrhage but was no longer in intensive care, Newcastle's John Hunter Hospital said yesterday. Lindsay, 63, had been in Tam worth for the country music festival when he collapsed in a motel room. He was found by a band member on Wednesday morning.
VETERAN country and western singer Reg Lindsay is awaiting the results of tests done after he suffered a brain haemorrhage early on Wednesday.
The tests, being done by Newcastle's John Hunter Hospital, will determine if the 63-year-old will re quire surgery.
Lindsay was rushed to the hospital by air ambulance after he col lapsed in Tamworth about 6.30am Wednesday.
He had been due to fly to Melbourne on Aus tralia Day to perform at Flemington Race course and was to sing at the annual Country Music Awards in Tam worth tonight (Saturday) for the first time in 17 years.
"He'll sing again if he has his way," wife Roslyn said yesterday. "They told me the first 48 hours were critical and we have passed that.
Mrs Lindsay has kept a vigil at her husband's bedside along with his daughters Dianne and Sandra.
A third daughter Joanne, flew in from London late last night. Mrs Lindsay said they had been overwhelmed by the calls and faxes received.
|Telegraph Sunday 29th January 1995|
Lindsay suffers a relapse
The 63-year-old was returned to the intensive care ward at Newcastle's John Hunter Hospital late on Friday night after experiencing a setback.
Doctors had been pleased with his progress since he fuffered a brain haemorrhage during the Tamworth Country Music Festival last Wednesday
Tests had been carried out on Friday to determine if surgery to clip the aneurism was required.
"Mr Lindsay's condition has deteriorated and is now listed as serious," hospital spokesman Vince Magill said yesterday.
Lindsay's wife, Roslyn, and daughter Dianne and Sandra have kept a vigil at his bedside since Wednesday
A third daughter Joanne flew in from London late on Friday to be with her father.
"Reg is a determined man and nothing will keep him down if he has his way," his wife said.
He was really looking forward to singing at the awards after such a long time but hopefully he'll make it next year.
"This came as a real shock to us all. Reg had been in good health and was enjoying a very busy time at Tamworth.
"I'm just thankful that he is still with us and I know he will come through this."