The 70-year-old musician was on a North Carolina highway
The artist has a concussion, head lacerations, and fractures. It happened on Tuesday, but it was only announced this Sunday.
The social networks of the salsa singer Willie Colón announced that the artist has suffered a violent traffic accident that has left him in “serious but stable condition.”
Finally, it was detailed that Willie Colón will be transferred as soon as possible to the facilities of the Presbyterian Hospital in New York to be treated.
According to the information released this Sunday by the public relations agency of “El Malo”, the accident occurred last Tuesday, April 20 in the Outer Banks, a chain of islands located near the coast in North Carolina.
Despite the fact that the incident occurred on Tuesday, April 20, just this Sunday it was announced that the singer-songwriter and trombonist were traveling with his wife, Julia, in their mobile home in the Outer Banks area, in the state of North Carolina. (USA), when it suffered a “life-threatening” crash, in which no other vehicles were involved, according to a bulletin issued by Nell McCarthy, communications director for the interpreter of topics such as Oh, what will it be? (1981) , The great man (1989) and Idilio (1993).
“The Colóns were pulled out of the rubble and taken to a local hospital. Mr. Colón’s condition required transportation from Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, a level one trauma center, in Norfolk, Virginia, ”the statement added. Willie Colón, the source noted, suffered a concussion, lacerations to his scalp that required 16 staples, and fractures to his cervical vertebra. Meanwhile, his wife suffered lacerations and bruises. “She was treated and released.”
“Colón will be transported as soon as possible to be treated by his medical team at NY Presbyterian,” the bulletin added, without giving further details.
“He is in serious but stable condition. Mrs. 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. “
— Willie Colón (@williecolon) April 25, 2021
Musician since childhood
William Anthony Colón Román, of Puerto Rican descent, was born in New York on April 28, 1950. His musical training began as an instrumentalist: in his childhood, he went through the clarinet, the trumpet, and the trombone, for which he was finally recognized.
He made unforgettable musical works alongside Héctor Lavoe and Rubén Blades. At the time, the interpreter of Idilio, The Great Man, and My Dream was part of the cast of stars of Fania. Although he has also been a producer for other artists.
In 1993 Willie Colón released his album “Made in Puerto Rico” in which he collaborated with Puerto Rican musicians such as: Papo Lucca, Bobby Valentín, Tito Allen, Isidro Infante and Cucco Peña , who was the producer.
The album marks a return to his Puerto Rican roots and features dance tracks such as: “Yo te could say”, “Desde hoy” and the hit “Idilio” sung as a duet with Cucco Peña that was heard on all radio stations.
“Tras la Storm” is the 1995 album, which marks a new chapter in one of the most successful collaborations in salsa: that of the trombonist, arranger, and vocalist Willie Colón and the composer and sonero Rubén Blades.
From this production emerges “Talento de Televisión”, written by Amilcar Boscán and sung by Willie, another of the great successes. This single won Song of the Year at the 2010 Carnaval de Veracruz Mexico.
The great man
His seventh solo album was “Top Secrets” in 1989, on it, there are many keyboard bases and a trombone/saxophone front that offered new sonic possibilities; co n influences of the R & B and funk.
“ El gran hombre ” by Omar Alfanno was one of the greatest successes that returned Columbus in international public discussion.
Aguanile (Ft. Héctor Lavoe)
In 1969, one of the most interesting pairs of the salsa genre was born: Colón-Lavoe, who moved away from the proposals imposed by the big bands and outlined their own sound.
Within those collaborations in 1972 they released “Aguanile” that comes on the album El Juicio.