Richard E. Aaron/RedfernsGuitarist Nokie Edwards of The Ventures is in a hospital in Sendai, Japan recovering from congestive heart failure. According to a message from his wife Judy Edwards on the band's official website, he is resting well. Edwards was admitted to the hospital a week ago, and Judy says the rumors that he suffered a heart attack are not true. Edwards uses a pacemaker, and she adds that with the proper treatment he will be fine.
The Ventures ****** throughout Japan in July, August and September celebrating the 50th anniversary of their first Japanese concert in 1962.
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