Grand Funk’s Mark Farner Doing Well After Pacemaker Implant

Author: Jim Johnson

Michigan singer songwriter and founding member of the rock trio Grand Funk Railroad, Mark Farner, is home and recovering nicely from heart surgery to implant a pacemaker.  Mark’s wife Leisa posted this message on his website:

Hello everyone…we’re back home now and settled in.  Mark is doing well. He’s very  sore and has had the wind knocked out of his sails temporarily.  Doc said don’t baby him so he’s been up and around a bit. He was outdoors for a awhile yesterday just putting around, in the barn with his buddies Sylvester & LD the cats.  Today he repaired Jesse’s over head lift and rested quit a bit. He’s a trooper!  Jes was so happy to have the lift fixed as were we all and Mark said it made him happy to be able to fix it.  He’s making a lot of effort to not let the stiffness set in so he doesn’t  loose range of motion.  So he’s up moving around and doing some light stretching.

More good news for Mark’s Detroit area fans……The singer will be joining Alto Reed (sax player for Bob Seger’s Silver Bullet Band) and Mitch Ryder for a benefit concert of Detroit hits on Friday November 23rd at the Filmore Detroit.  Sonsored by the Detroit Lions, “Rock For Jobs” will raise money for Goodwill Industries’ programs to help find work for unemployed Detroiters.  Tickets for the event start at just $10 and I will be hosting the event the Friday night after Thanksgiving.  To find out more about the event and to purchase tickets, click here.

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