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Friday
Apr122013

Ex-Eagles Bassist Randy Meisner Hospitalized After Choking Incident

Paul Natkin/WireImageGet-well wishes go out to former Eagles and Poco bassist Randy Meisner, who recently suffered a serious health scare.  In a blog message posted online last week, founding Poco pedal-steel guitarist Rusty Young reports that the 67-year-old musician recently had to be hospitalized after his breathing became obstructed while eating something at his home.

Young says Meisner's wife, Lana, "rushed him to the emergency room where he got immediate care."

Young adds, "Things are going to be a little rough for Randy for a while, but his doctors are optimistic he’ll recover from this incident."  He asks fans to "say a little prayer or just send love Randy's way."

Meisner was an original member of Poco but left that group to join the Eagles when they formed in 1971.  Randy is best known for co-writing and singing lead vocals on the Eagles' first #1 single, "Take It to the Limit."  He departed the band in 1977.  In an interesting note, Timothy B. Schmit replaced Meisner in both Poco and the Eagles.

Most recently, Randy was seen being interviewed in the new History of the Eagles documentary.

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