Official: David Allan Coe / Facebook
On Friday (February 23), a Facebook page operating under David Allan Coe’s name shared an article from DavidAllanCoe.com reporting that the outlaw legend was “hospitalized after two strokes.”
According to Saving Country Music, his February 24 show at the Machine Shop in Flint, Michigan was postponed due to health concerns.
Coe’s guitarist BeeBe Lee took to Facebook not long after the initial post was made to debunk their claim. He said that Coe did go to the hospital, but not for stroke-like symptoms – he had an inner ear infection he was getting checked out.
The rumors about the stroke must have gotten to Lee, because he quickly shut them down.
“This goes out to whomever posted on the Machine Shops ad for the DAVID ALLAN COE show,” he wrote. “DAC did not have a stroke much less 2 strokes. So DAC will be out of the hospital tomorrow and we will be back on the road , So people please stop posting false information PLEASE.”
Fans were then wondering why a website, and Facebook page, using David Allan Coe’s name was reporting this if it was untrue. They were also confused because Coe’s son, Tyler Mahan Coe, posted on Facebook that his dad did have two strokes, even though he stated that he is not in communication with his father.
Lee took to Facebook once again, after learning about Tyler’s post, and wrote, “Please DON’T listen to any information from David Allan Coe. com .That is a bogus web site , it is not official. The statement made by David’s son is a lie so do not believe this.”
On Saturday (Feb. 24), Lee revealed that he spoke with Coe’s wife, Kim, who told him they were checking him out of the hospital.
“He has a cholesterol problem and will get physical therapy on his knee. No strokes no strokes no strokes. DAC & his Immortals Ride Again,” he wrote.
According to Machine Shop’s Facebook page, Coe’s Feb. 24 concert will be postponed until Friday, April 20 and all tickets purchased will be honored at the rescheduled show.
We are happy to hear David Allan Coe did not have a stoke. We wish him the best with his ear infection and physical therapy.