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Ex-Alice Cooper Guitarist Hospitalized, Develops Infection After Surgery

Ex-Alice Cooper Guitarist Hospitalized, Develops Infection After Surgery

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Alice Cooper's former guitarist is recovering from surgery. Classic Rock magazine says Dick Wagner remains hospitalized after undergoing an operation to open up an artery.  The procedure resulted in a 30% improvement in the blood flow to his heart, but he's developed what his son Robert is calling "a deep lung infection." 

Robert adds in his Facebook message that he's hoping the lung treatment works, and "prayers are welcome right about now." 


Wagner played on several Alice Cooper's albums including 1975's Welcome To My Nightmare and 1976's Goes To Hell. The 71-year-old rocker has also worked with many other stars over the course of his career, including KISS, Lou Reed, Hall & Oates, and Meat Loaf. 

In 2007 Wagner was laid up for several months after suffering a near-fatal heart attack and stroke, and was then misdiagnosed with dementia.  Wagner finally resumed his career last year, after learning he actually had a treatable neurological condition. 

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