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Louisiana Music Star Damon Troy Recovering After Suffering Stroke

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The Louisiana music community was taken aback by the news of local Cajun music sensation Damon Troy, real name Damon Dugas, suffering a stroke on the night of October 27th, 2023, right after a live concert performance.

An update from the official Damon Troy Facebook account written by Angel Chauvin stated, “Damon had a stroke Friday night after a show. He is still suffering from numbness, tingling, and weakness on the entire right side of his body, but he is recovering well.” The post further mentioned that although he is experiencing some challenges with word retrieval, the speech therapist is optimistic about his full recovery. While fans hope for his discharge from the hospital soon, the road to complete recovery will require weeks to months of dedicated physical and speech therapy.

Mike Soileau from Gator 99.5 in Lake Charles emphasized Damon Troy’s monumental contribution to the Louisiana and Cajun music scenes. Launching his musical career before turning 20, Damon’s debut album hit the shelves in 1999 under the Sugartown record label. He skyrocketed to fame with his follow-up album, “Blowin’ Like A Hurricane.” Known for his versatility, Troy doesn’t just restrict himself to vocals – he’s an adept accordionist and occasionally surprises fans by taking to the keyboard or drums during his shows.

With chart-topping hits such as “Heartbroken Little Boy,” “Fool,” “She’s Mine,” and the iconic “Blowin’ Like A Hurricane” to his name, Damon’s legacy in the music industry is well documented. His soul-stirring ballads have been the backdrop to countless romantic dance floor moments, solidifying his status as a beloved figure in the Louisiana music landscape.

The news of his health setback has seen an outpouring of love, support, and prayers, not just from his fans but also from fellow musicians and industry colleagues. As highlighted by Soileau, “Damon is not just a phenomenal talent but also one of our friends here at Townsquare Media.”

As Damon Troy embarks on his journey to recovery, the entire Gulf Coast community rallies behind him; and we hope to see him on the stage once again.

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