A rock-and-roll legend is hospitalized in Omaha after falling ill in western Iowa over the weekend. Guitar great Bo Diddley performed Sunday at Harrah’s Casino in Council Bluffs but seemed disoriented during the show and was rushed to Creighton University Medical Center.
A spokeswoman now confirms, he had a stroke that effected the left side of his brain, effecting his speech. He also has a history of diabetes and hypertension. Diddley is 78 and is listed in guarded condition in intensive care at the Omaha hospital. Diddley had his first hit in 1955 and was inducted into the Rock and Hall of Fame in 1987. He was given the Grammy for lifetime achievement in 1998.