(Trinidad Guardian) Veteran calypsonian The Mighty Sparrow (Slinger Francisco) is out of a coma. He is conscious and responsive, a statement from his wife, Margaret Francisco, said yesterday. Sparrow was warded in a Queen’s hospital in New York last week after he was found comatose at home. The statement said Sparrow was being monitored and further updates on his condition would be provided.
It added: “We are pleased to inform the fans of the Dr Slinger Francisco, the Mighty Sparrow, and the population at large that he is conscious and responsive. “He is being monitored and we are hopeful that he will continue to progress further. We are specially grateful to the doctors and nurses for their professional and attentive caring for him. “We also wish to express our profound appreciation for the prayers and outpouring of well wishes from all concerned and will issue further updates as it becomes necessary.”
Sparrow, who celebrated his 78th birthday on July 9, gave an hour-long performance in July alongside Black Stalin at De Nu Pub (The Mas Camp), Woodbrook. The social networks have been flooded with people from across the globe extending best wishes to the Calypso King of the World.