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Sparrow on the mend

Thursday, September 19, 2013    

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NEW YORK, (CMC) — Slinger Francisco, widely regarded as the Calypso King of the World, has regained consciousness and is responding to medical treatment in hospital here, a statement from his relatives said Tuesday.

The Trinidadian singer, better known as The Mighty Sparrow, had been in a coma but relatives said he has made progress.

"We are pleased to inform that...Sparrow is conscious and responsive. He is being monitored and we are hopeful that he will continue to progress further," read the statement, which is signed by his wife, Margaret.

The Grenada-born Sparrow, 78, has been hospitalised for complications caused by diabetes more than once, but has continued to perform in Trinidad and Tobago and in the United States.

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