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Charley Pride at home after brain operation

He was hospitalized for a subdural hematoma after suffering from sever headaches.
/ Source: The Associated Press

Country singer Charley Pride is recuperating at home following brain surgery last week to remove a subdural hematoma, his personal assistant said.

The surgery was performed Saturday at an undisclosed hospital. A subdural hematoma is a blood clot that occurs when blood from a torn vessel collects between the brain and the skull.

Pride returned to his Dallas home Tuesday and immediately began talking about returning to work, personal assistant John Daines said Wednesday.

Doctors told Pride, 66, that he can expect a recovery time of four to six weeks.

Pride, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, checked into the hospital on May 5 after experiencing severe headaches.

His attitude remained positive, Daines said.

“I think he was just relieved to get rid of the very bad headaches that came from it,” Daines said.

Pride’s nine-show, 12-day tour of Canada, scheduled to start this week, has been rescheduled for August.

The singer’s hits over a lengthy career include “All I Have to Offer You (Is Me)” and “Kiss an Angel Good Morning.”