Jon Dee Graham Hospitalized after Car Accident
Celebrated Austin singer/songwriter Jon Dee Graham was returning home to Austin from a gig in Dallas early Saturday morning. Graham, former guitarist for Austin’s True Believers, fell asleep at the wheel about forty miles north of Austin, in Jarrell. Graham’s Volvo struck a concrete embankment along I-35. No other cars were involved.
UPDATE as of Monday night 28 July:
Tonight Jon Dee had emergency surgery to remove his spleen, which had been ruptured in the accident. He’s out of surgery, and longtime colleague Jesse Sublett (Jon Dee’s band mate in The Skunks) reports the surgery went well, and there appears to be no more internal bleeding. The outlook is good, but Jon Dee’s back in intensive care for now. Jon Dee and family are very grateful for the outpouring of support in the past few days, but they are now asking for an extended bit of quiet –no visitors or calls, please — as JDG regains his strength. -DB