Manager: Doc Watson doing better after surgery

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Doc Watson performing at the annual Merlefest at Wilkes Comunity College in Wilkesboro (AP)

WILKESBORO, N.C. — Doc Watson had surgery Thursday at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to take care of a blockage in his colon and appears to be doing better, according to his manager.

“He came through that pretty well,” Mitch Greenhill, of Folklore Productions, Intl., said today.

Watson, 89, is still listed in critical conditions, because he is in the hospital’s intensive care unit.

“It’s critical, but we’re all feeling a lot better than we did at this time (Thursday),” Greenhill said this afternoon.

Watson was hospitalized at Boone’s Watauga Medical Center after a fall earlier this week at his home in Deep Gap. His daughter told the Associated Press on Thursday that he didn’t break any bones, but was “real sick.”

Doctors at Watauga Medical Center determined he needed more care and he was transferred by ambulance to Wake Forest Baptist.

This article was written by Monte Mitchell and originally published by The Winston-Salem Journal. Click here to read the full story.