Official Statement from Blue Highway

Wayne Taylor Hospitalized with Surgery and Complete Recovery Expected

May 13, 2016 

Blue Highway's highly respected and much loved bass player, songwriter, and vocalist Wayne Taylor has been hospitalized on Friday, May 13, with heart surgery impending on Monday. 

Wayne experienced chest pain on Thursday evening, leading him to an Emergency Room visit where a heart attack has been diagnosed.  Open heart surgery has been tentatively scheduled for Monday, May 16. 

Taylor's wife Sharon relayed that Wayne is resting comfortably, but we would ask you to please remember our band brother Wayne and his wife Sharon in your thoughts and prayers. 

Our brother Wayne is as kind and strong a man as has ever been made, who has been blessed to emerge triumphant over both cancer and prior heart issues.  We have all faith that Wayne will emerge from this surgery successfully and kicking hard to get back on tour with Blue Highway at the end of the mandatory four-week rest period the doctor has ordered following surgery.   Our new young dobro player Gaven Largent has been elected to carry Wayne's bass and amp during the weeks following while lifting restrictions are in place. 

Blue Highway concerts are expected to be on-going, as we continue to cheer on Wayne in his recovery! 

Updates will be released as available via www.BlueHighwayBand.com and www.Facebook.com/BlueHighway

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Statement courtesy of:

Sherri George
Tour Manager and Publicist, Blue Highway 


In behalf of:

Tim Stafford, Shawn Lane, Jason Burleson, Wayne Taylor, and Gaven Largent

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20 comments

  • barbara watermam

    barbara watermam putney, vermont

    I pray for Waynes recovery real soon.Take care now Wayne.

    I pray for Waynes recovery real soon.Take care now Wayne.

  • Carolyn Druce

    Carolyn Druce Williamsburg, New Mexico

    It was such an Honor, & privilege to open for ya'll in Santa Fe, NM. Positive thoughts, & many prayers for Wayne.

    It was such an Honor, & privilege to open for ya'll in Santa Fe, NM. Positive thoughts, & many prayers for Wayne.

  • Gay Schmidt

    Gay Schmidt Rutland VT

    Praying for you Wayne that you make a full recovery . Love to you and your family.

    Praying for you Wayne that you make a full recovery . Love to you and your family.

  • Bill & Carolyn Nuckols

    Bill & Carolyn Nuckols My Jackson, Va

    Bill and I will ask for Wayne's strength to be outstanding as well as the guidance of caregivers, surgens and and Dr's. And for Sharon to be at peace throug all that Wayne must face! God is good all the time and all the time God is good! We send our love to Wayne also!

    Bill and I will ask for Wayne's strength to be outstanding as well as the guidance of caregivers, surgens and and Dr's. And for Sharon to be at peace throug all that Wayne must face! God is good all the time and all the time God is good! We send our love to Wayne also!

  • Joe Willey

    Joe Willey Sparta n.c.

    Wayne's a tuff old bird .afert all the trail's his stormed though and came out with a smile .he'll be screaming to get out of the house in no time .you can't keep a good man down.prayers recovery goes fast and you get as strong as ever .hope to see you guys soon. God bless

    Wayne's a tuff old bird .afert all the trail's his stormed though and came out with a smile .he'll be screaming to get out of the house in no time .you can't keep a good man down.prayers recovery goes fast and you get as strong as ever .hope to see you guys soon. God bless

  • HANK AND BETTY

    HANK AND BETTY SOUTH LEBANON, OH

    Remembering one of our most favorite singers, Wayne Taylor in prayers.

    Remembering one of our most favorite singers, Wayne Taylor in prayers.

  • Beckie hatton

    Beckie hatton Paris, kentucky

    Prayers for Wayne and family.

    Prayers for Wayne and family.

  • Ric & Jo-Ellen

    Ric & Jo-Ellen Springvale, ME

    Wayne, we only wish you the best and look forward to great music in the near future...

    Wayne, we only wish you the best and look forward to great music in the near future...

  • Don Rigsby

    Don Rigsby

    Get well soon brother. We're praying for you!

    Get well soon brother. We're praying for you!

  • Larry Compton

    Larry Compton Gibsonville NC

    Wayne this is possum wishing you a speedy recovery my friend!!!

    Wayne this is possum wishing you a speedy recovery my friend!!!

  • Elida Ickes

    Elida Ickes California

    Mega prayers and strength, Wayne!! WE LOVE YOU!! Hugs!!! Tom and Elida

    Mega prayers and strength, Wayne!! WE LOVE YOU!! Hugs!!! Tom and Elida

  • Tracy

    Tracy Daly

    Prayers with Wayne and Sharon..

    Prayers with Wayne and Sharon..

  • charles hunter

    charles hunter union bridge md

    Our prayers are with you! God Bless!

    Our prayers are with you! God Bless!

  • Kelli Williams

    Kelli Williams Marysville Ohio

    WIshing you a speedy recovery, Wayne. We are praying for you!

    WIshing you a speedy recovery, Wayne. We are praying for you!

  • Wayne Taylor

    Wayne Taylor Conover, NC

    Sorry to hear this Wayne, I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers, hang in there buddy.

    Sorry to hear this Wayne, I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers, hang in there buddy.

  • Tommy Tucker

    Tommy Tucker Nashville

    Please wish Wayne all my best!

    Please wish Wayne all my best!

  • The Fisher Family

    The Fisher Family Knoxville, Tn

    Prayers for Wayne, Sharon, and the medical team who will be caring for Wayne.

    Prayers for Wayne, Sharon, and the medical team who will be caring for Wayne.

  • Jerry Brooks

    Jerry Brooks Leesburg, MS

    Hang in there Wayne and get well soon! I want to hear your soulful vocals out there again quickly...just don't push it!

    Hang in there Wayne and get well soon! I want to hear your soulful vocals out there again quickly...just don't push it!

  • Jeanie Stanley

    Jeanie Stanley Lake City, Florida

    The family of Carter Stanley's thoughts & prayers are with Wayne Taylor & his wife, Sharon, during this time. We pray that our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ, will guide the surgeons hands on Monday during his surgery.

    The family of Carter Stanley's thoughts & prayers are with Wayne Taylor & his wife, Sharon, during this time. We pray that our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ, will guide the surgeons hands on Monday during his surgery.

  • Scott Johnson

    Scott Johnson Charlotte,NC

    As a long time fan of the band and love for the guys, I am praying for a successful return for Wayne. Much love and many prayers.

    As a long time fan of the band and love for the guys, I am praying for a successful return for Wayne. Much love and many prayers.

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