NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — Renowned New Orleans jazz saxophonist and Mardi Gras Indian Chief Donald Harrison Jr. is recovering in a hospital after suffering a medical emergency in Hawaii Sunday, June 4.

Harrison reportedly suffered a heart attack Saturday, June 3 while in Hawaii performing at The Big Island Jazz and Blues Festival. 

Harrison posted an update on his Facebook page stating that he has since had a procedure to unblock a main artery, and is currently under observation.

“I had the procedure and it seems to be a success. One of the main arteries in my heart was blocked so this could have a death blow. Dr. Lasseter and his great team were synchronized to a high level and got me through this ordeal. They are observing me now. I have to carry my I had a heart attack card everywhere now.

Pray for me. I was in critical condition but now I am stable.”

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