Home News Afro Briefs Originally published April 25, 2013

Poet Maya Angelou Recovering After Hospitalization

by Associated Press

    Poet Maya Angelou is shown in Washington. Butler University in Indianapolis announced Tuesday, April 23, 2013, that the 85-year-old Angelou had canceled an appearance scheduled for Thursday. A note dated Tuesday and sent by her physician said Angelou had undergone a brief hospitalization, was recovering at home in North Carolina and had been directed not to travel for three to four weeks. (APPhoto/GeraldHerbert)
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.— One of Maya Angelou's doctors says the poet and author is recovering at her North Carolina home following a brief hospitalization for an undisclosed illness.

Dr. Jeff Williamson of the Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C., says in letter dated April 23 that, as leader of Angelou's medical team, he has ordered the 85-year-old to forego any travel for the next three to four weeks.

The letter was sent to Angelou's speaker's bureau, MacRae Speakers & Entertainment LLC. A message seeking further details was left for the Pembroke, Mass.-based company.

Butler University in Indianapolis announced Angelou had canceled an appearance scheduled for April 25 after being notified by the speaker's bureau.

Among Angelou's most acclaimed works is the 1969 autobiographical work I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

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