Ginger Baker, the legendary drummer and one part of iconic rock group Cream is “critically ill in hospital” according to a recent statement from his family. The drummer’s family have asked for fans to keep him in their prayers.
The news came through Baker’s official Twitter page, a statement read: “The Baker family are sad to announce that Ginger is critically ill in hospital. Please keep him in your prayers tonight.” A fan soon asked “Is this for real?”, a sullen response from the official read: “Sadly yes.”
Currently, there has been no further update on the 80-year-old’s condition. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this time.
The Baker family are sad to announce that Ginger is critically ill in hospital. Please keep him in your prayers tonight— Ginger Baker (@GingerBDrums) September 25, 2019
The drummer has been suffering with a number of health issues in recent years. He even underwent open-heart surgery in 2016 after being forced to cancel a tour with his band Air Force after being afflicted with “serious heart problems”.
Baker told Rolling Stone in 2013 “I’ve got degenerative osteoarthritis, which is extremely painful and I’m on a regiment with a health service pain management control,” he said. “Apart from that I’ve got COPD from smoking.”