What happened to Willie’s colon?
The New York salsa singer Willie Colón is in serious health due to a traffic accident he suffered on a trip with his wife, through the state of North Carolina, in the United States.
An official statement about the health of the salsero, who was involved in the accident on April 20, was published on his Twitter account. The text ensures that Columbus is in serious but stable condition.
This is the statement revealed about the singer’s health:
“On Tuesday, April 20 at 4 pm, music icon and social activist Willie Colón and his wife Julia were involved in a life-threatening car accident on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. “The Colóns were pulled out of the rubble and taken to a local hospital. The condition of Mr. Columbus required transportation to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, a level one trauma center, in Norfolk, Virginia. Injuries included a concussion, lacerations to his scalp requiring 16 staples, and fractures to his C1 cervical vertebra.
“He is in serious but stable condition. Ms. Colón’s injuries included lacerations and bruises (…). ”No other vehicle was involved in the accident. Colon will be transported as soon as possible to be treated by his medical team at NY Presbyterian. No other information is available at this time. Thoughts and prayers are with the Colón family ”.
The grandson of Puerto Rican immigrants, Colón grew up in the Latin Quarter of the Bronx district of New York, a fact that has marked his personal and artistic career.
“After studying trumpet and clarinet, his admiration for the musician Mon Rivera led him to opt for the trombone at the age of 14, and just two later, in 1966, he recorded his first album with the significant title El Malo “, they indicate those responsible for the concert on April 6.
“The King Of Salsa” has collaborated throughout his career with artists of the importance of Cel ia Cruz, Tito Puente, Rubén Blades, Reynaldo Jorge, and Héctor Lavoe, among others. He also played some roles on Mexican television.
This artist, who has never neglected social activism, is also currently writing his memoirs and producing emerging salsa groups.
“Starting in the 90s, his artistic side gave way to intense activity in American social and political life, in accordance with his commitment to the Hispanic community,” explained the organizers of the “show.”
Willie Colón ran for the primary elections in New York State in 1993, while in 2001 he was the only Latino candidate for the post of Public Defender of New York for the Democratic party, accumulating 101,394 votes. He has regularly collaborated with organizations such as the United Nations and Amnesty International.
In an interview for the Sal y Pimienta program, of the Univisión network, the Puerto Rican artist got angry during the recording and surprised the journalist who was interviewing him in New York with insults and a slap in the face.
The talk turned heated when Eliecer Marte asked him about his son Patrick, who was arrested in 2011 for possessing child pornography: “He mentioned that you distanced yourself, are you okay with him? the journalist inquired, to which Colón replied: “No, I love my children the same and there is no distance with anyone.”
Later, the musician told him: “you have passed,” he got up from his seat and when he shook hands with the reporter, he slapped him.
Such was the singer’s annoyance that he even forgot he was wearing the interview microphone and the production team had to chase him to return it. Marte tried to ask for an explanation, and the salsero replied: “Get out of my damn face.” The young man confronted him by telling him that his behavior was disrespectful.