Guitarist Jimmie Vaughan Recovering from Heart Attack

January 31st, 2013

Texas blues guitarist Jimmie Vaughan — one of the founders of the Fabulous Thunderbirds and the older brother of the late Stevie Ray Vaughan — is recovering from a heart attack he suffered January 23 in California.

Vaughan, 61, had an acute Myocardial Infarction.

Following a coronary angioplasty and a stent placement, Vaughan was released from Pamona Hospital Medical Center in Pamona, California, on January 25.

Vaughan was forced to cancel several dates, including the Mahindra Blues Festival in India. A post on the festival’s website stated: “Jimmie Vaughan was admitted to Pomona Hospital Medical Center on January 23, 2013, with an acute myocardial infraction (heart attack). He had a coronary angioplasty and stent placement. He is still in the hospital but recovering and has been advised by his cardiologist to rest at home for a month.”

Through a statement released by Vaughan’s management company to, Vaughan said, “I feel really good and I can’t wait to get back to work with my band.” Vaughan will rest at his Central Texas home.

His latest solo album is 2011’s Plays More Blues, Ballads and Favorites.

Guitar Aficionado wishes JVL a speedy recovery!

  • Brother Jimmy so sorry to hear about the heart but so glad to hear they caught it fixed it and your on the road to recovery.I have been a long long time fan of you and your dear brother(R.I.P)Stevie Ray. i had 2 stints and a ballooning myself
    02-04-2013 (#6) for me(i just cant seem to get this thing of taking care of myself right) and i feel much better. we aren’t aint young roosters any more jim, so as for myself i’m starting today to do better. hope you join me cause i want to hear more of you my Blues Brother.may your God bless you with a speedy recovery and peaceful,stress free spirit, and a heart full of love and joy.
    One of your biggest Fans
    EastEndEddie Rabb