Sunday, September 29, 2019

Cream: Ginger Baker health update

The family of Cream drummer Ginger Baker are sharing an update on the rock legend’s status as he remains in hospital with an undisclosed illness.

“UPDATE! Ginger is holding his own & thank you for all your good wishes,” shared the family via social media on September 29. “He is receiving visits from close family & very special friends.”

Baker’s urgent health status was first revealed on September 25: “The Baker family are sad to announce that Ginger is critically ill in hospital. Please keep him in your prayers tonight."

The rocker has faced a number of health issues in recent years, including degenerative osteoarthritis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Baker, Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce formed one of the first high-profile power trios in rock, Cream, in London in 1966; the lineup are widely regarded as the world's first rock supergroup.

Cream issued three albums – 1996’s “Fresh Cream”, 1967’s “Disraeli Gears”, 1968’s “Wheels Of Fire” – before playing a farewell tour that ended with two shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall in November of 1968, and releasing a live and studio set, “Goodbye”, the following year.

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