Lucinda Williams suffered from a stroke in November of 2020, the singer-songwriter revealed in a new interview with Rolling Stone. Williams, who was 67 at the time, told Rolling Stone that a few days before Thanksgiving of 2020 she was brought to Nashville’s Vanderbilt Medical Center after an episode where she found herself unable to walk and having trouble with her balance. Doctors found a blood clot in the right side of her brain, and she spent a month in a rehabilitation center undergoing therapy. "What happens is your brain gets all... the wires get all crossed and you have to retrain your brain basically, to tell your arm to do whatever it is you’re trying to do," she said. "So that’s the biggest challenge."
Thankfully, Williams didn't suffer speech aphasia from the stroke, and her husband, Tom Overby, told Rolling Stone that doctors saw no sign of brain damage. She is expected to make a full recovery. "The main thing is I can still sing," she told Rolling Stone. "I’m singing my ass off, so that hasn’t been affected. Can’t keep me down for too long."