Tuesday, March 25, 2008
In Solidarity with Emilio Navaira's family, friends, and fans
This past weekend we almost lost another of our shinning stars. Tejano singer and Grammy Award winner Emilio Navaira lies in a coma today awaiting brain surgery after his tour bus crashed. In 2003, Navaira won the Grammy for best Tejano album, for Acuerdate.
On Sunday morning Emilio Navaira and his band drove towards San Antonio from a saturday night gig in Houston, Texas. It was around 5:00 a.m. when the tour bus being driven by Navaira and carrying his band members and agent ran into the highway barriers dividing the east and west bound lanes.
Navaira's bass player Rick Vega is also still in the hospital suffering from abdominal injuries. All other passengers have been discharged from the hospital.
Navaira will have to undergo brain surgery and while his doctors have expressed optimism, they warn that he may never fully recover and possibly suffer from severe memory loss.
We can only hope that his family, friends, and fans hold tight to each other and know that we are all awaiting his full recovery.
UPDATE: ALL BAND MEMBERS HAVE NOW BEEN RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL EXCEPT FOR EMILIO
Anyone unfamiliar with Emilio Navaira's work should watch this video: