As most readers know, James King was in the hospital for three weeks and has just recently been released. James posted yesterday, I have spent 20+ days in the Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri and Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, VA. I've had issues with and have been treated for kidney stones, an infected gall bladder, blood clots and a few other minor complications from the surgeries. I'm on the mend now and recuperating comfortably at my new home in Oak Level, VA. I intend to be back on the road and singing again as soon as the good Lord allows. Hopefully within the next couple weeks I'll be back on stage. I want to thank my family, friends and fans for all of the support, get well cards and monetary contributions. It sure means the world to me and has really helped in the healing process."
A James King Medical Fund has been established by Chip Covington on GoFundMe.com to assist James with his medical expenses and to help with the loss of income while he was hospitalized and while he continues to recover. James is friend of all bluegrass fans around the world. You may have seen him in concert, listened to one of his Rounder CDs, or heard of his recent Grammy nomination. Maybe you've enjoyed his genuine humor, stories, or heartfelt voice. Now he needs your help! Donate to fit your heart, minimum is $5.00!
All money donated via this a target="_blank" href="http://www.gofundme.com/afvnis">GoFundMe.com page will go to the official James King Donation Fund account at the Sun Trust Bank, per the below....
"As you knew they would, James’ friends have established a medical relief fund to help with the many expenses surrounding his hospitalization and transport, and the loss of income from missing several week’s work. Funds for this account can be accepted at any SunTrust Bank, and checks can be sent by mail.
Here is the official announcement:
A special bank account has been established at SunTrust Bank to help our Grammy-nominated friend James King, The Bluegrass Storyteller. This account has been set up to help James with expenses incurred because of his illness and to help with his loss of wages during his extended hospital stay. Any and all donations will be greatly appreciated. All friends and fans are encouraged to help James.
He needs to focus all of his time and energy on getting better and not have to worry about extra expenses and everyday bills at this time. Here are the details about the account if anyone wants to deposit directly into the account at any SunTrust Bank:
C/O Brenda A. Young/ James L. McMillan
James King Donation Fund
3774 Oak Level Rd.
Bassett, VA 24055
Ask for the deposit receipt and forward to the above address for a written acknowledgement and thank you card, please.
Donations may also be mailed to that same address and an acknowledgement and thank you card will be sent to each contributor. If anyone makes a donation by mail they can feel free to include any well wishes or words of cheer for James.
Let’s help get the Storyteller back on his feet so he can use his God-given singing talent again.
Over the years, James has been the first to donate his time and support to those in need. Your Prayers and Support for James are needed and greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your support.
If you’ve enjoyed James King’s music over the years, here’s a fine way to show your appreciation."