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Skaggs’ Son Recovering After Coma

February 5, 2001

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ One of Ricky Skaggs’ children is recovering after slipping into a coma, a spokeswoman for the country singer’s record company said Monday.

Skaggs’ son Andrew, 21, fell into a coma last week, forcing the singer to cancel a concert at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., on Friday. He since has regained consciousness.

``He was seriously ill and it was a critical situation,″ said Maureen Miller, publicist for Skaggs Family Records. ``Ricky needed to be with his son.″

Miller would not give more details, but said Andrew Skaggs, the oldest of four children, was being treated at a hospital in Lexington, Ky.

Skaggs, a seven-time Grammy winner, will reschedule concert dates he missed at Purdue and in Fish Creek, Wis., Miller said.

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