Shaver Recuperating From Surgery

Billy Joe Shaver is resting at home in Waco, Texas, after undergoing angioplasty surgery Thursday (Aug. 30) to remove blockages in two arteries. The singer-songwriter was scheduled to have quadruple heart bypass surgery Friday (Aug. 31) to remove blockages in four arteries but opted for the less invasive operation. Doctors will determine later what should be done about the two remaining blockages. Shaver suffered a heart attack Saturday (Aug. 25) following a performance at Gruene Hall in New Braunfels, Texas. He may resume touring in two to four weeks. 08/31/01