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Randy Meisner Update

We've gotten a lot of questions and emails regarding rumors that surfaced over the weekend about Randy's health.  Rusty Young posted the following on Poco's message board yesterday:

Some of you may have heard that Randy Meisner is in a California hospital and you're concerned. I just talked to his wife Lana and want to give you guys the latest. Randy was at home when something he was eating obstructed his breathing and he lost consciousness. Lana rushed him to the emergency room where he got immediate care. 

Things are going to be a little rough for Randy for a while, but his doctors are optimistic he’ll recover from this incident. If you can, say a little prayer or just send love Randy’s way. 

Reader Comments (91)

Dearest Randy, I do hope you are feeling better real soon from this incident. I went thru the same ordeal last March. I send many prayers to you and your family!!

April 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHeather S.

Dear Randy,
You are in my prayers. Best Wishes for a speedy recovery. JD

April 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJD

Does anyone have any actual details beyond this incident? Is he suffering from a disease?

April 4, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterscott griffin

Randy, you and your family are in my prayers.Hope you recover quickly from this.God Bless!

April 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDenise

Dear Randy and Lana this breaks my heart I go back a.ways with you I have your biggest fan since I saw you sing take it to the limit in 1978 and hearts on fire millions of tme. You will always have the best hair and the sweetest smile. Keep your head up and think of your dogs and your tomatoes Lama hang in there I am an Rn and you can take care of him you have a great man.

April 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarla Dodd

Does anyone have an upside on Randy Meisner

April 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarla Dodd

Prays have been said for you Randy here in Weston-Super-Mare, England UK.

Sounds like you have been through hell this past year. I will always be grateful that I was able to see you in 1977 at Stafford Bingley Hall, May 17th to be exact. Pure magic. Take care.

Austin Sayer

April 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAustin Sayer

Dear Randy, after seeing the recent Eagles documentary, I've become a new fan of yours. I've always liked music from The Eagles and some of my earliest memories are hearing the songs on the radio as a very young child back in the 1970's.
What has really impressed me about you and made me a fan is that you seem like such a kind person. I was sad to hear about what's going on with your health. I wish you good luck and hope that you feel better very soon and can get back to enjoying life and feeding all the animals near your home. You're in my thoughts.
From a New Fan.

April 12, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersam lynn nulty

Prayers for your recovery. I have always loved your voice - and the beautiful harmony of the Eagles. I love harmony and have sung it all my adult life. It still gives me chills when I watch the History of the Eagles and see you guys singing a capella and hear those chords lock. It's amazing that you all came from different parts of the country but were brought together with voices that were perfectly matched to create those beautiful chords. Take care of yourself Randy so you and your wife can keep those animals fed and grow those tomatoes!

April 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterViolet Aitson

The Eagles have never been the same without your unique high tenor/alto voice. If "Try and Love Again" would have been released as a single, it surely would have been top 5. Hope you and the family are well; we OLD Eagles fans miss you in the band.

April 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Witt

I was listening to the Hell Freezes Over cd today, for the first time in a long, long time. I've been listening to the first five Eagles cds a lot lately, and one thing that really stood out was how different the songs sound without Randy singing his high harmonies. Timothy has a nice high tenor voice ( and he's a nice guy as well!) but it lacks the "twang" of Randy's, which gave all those early Eagle harmonies their soul. Plus I always associate Timothy's voice with Poco; it just doesn't sound right on an Eagles song. If Randy's well enough there's no question he should be a part of the upcoming "history" tour. God bless you, Randy Meisner!

April 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKirk

I wish Randy was healthy enough to do one or two shows with Bernie and the Eagles for a dvd,Midnite Flyer,Take it to the limit and try and love again.I met him once in Mn. at World Classic Rockers show-nice guy.

April 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rifley

I too have been listening to Eagles songs anew, after watching the 'History' documentary. I have always loved many of the songs but now find I am hearing some I did not remember well: On the. Border, Midnight Flyer which I love! Now I am also finding songs and videos of Randy Meisner on the web. I love his voice, and hearing his songs reminds me I had a crush on him in HS. LOL. I do hope to hear he is well.

May 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEllen

Randy, hope you are feeling better. I feel so blessed that I got to see the Eagles when you and Bernie were part of the group. Please take care. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Peace and all good to you and Lana.

May 3, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterspringbo

Randy always had my fav voice out of all the eagles. I hope he is feeling better, thoughts r with u.

May 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

I grew up with Randy and played with him in his first band back in Nebraska. Comments about his kindness cannot be overstated. He will always be a good old Nebraska farm kid to me. In my opinion, he was overshadowed by others in the Eagles, and I'm glad that the "History" film has raised a new appreciation for his talent and significant contributions to the greatest band in American history.

The latest report I received is that he has made a good recovery from this latest health scare. Joe Walsh has been expecially supportive. I'm hoping he'll come home next summer and play in the old band at our 50th HS reunion.

May 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

Get well soon Randy, The history of the Eagles" documentary brought new light to all of us.You were the voice that I really liked the best. I loved your voice so much. Your voice had a certain charater about it. Better than the other guys.You always stood in the shadows. I guess you are very shy. I always loved Carl Wilson's voice but your right up there with him. You sung like an angel. I don't really know you personally, but you appear to be a very kind and loving person.You have that look about you. Anyway get well-we need you in this world. You have many fans but you may not realize it.

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGary Wallen

I love Randy's voice, also. His voice is what helped to create that unique harmony. I've been watching old videos of when he sang with Rick Nelson. I hope you're getting well, Randy.

June 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCindy H.

I love Randy's voice, also. His voice is what helped to create that unique harmony. I've been watching old videos of when he sang with Rick Nelson. I hope you're getting well, Randy.

June 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCindy H.

I have been a fan of the Eagles from day one and am deeply saddened by Randy's accident . I wish him a quick recovery . He always seemed like such a nice person . I think when Bands have such a drastic change in personnel at some point they should quit using the name. I'm kind of thinking that is the case with the Eagles. They are no longer producing music at the level they used to and endless touring with high ticket prices tend to make me think we are just funding another trip to the bank for Glen and Don. I truly loved the old music , but this is approaching nostalgia act territory. Get well soon Randy. We miss you

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAllen Smithy

I never knew who you were until I watched the Eagles documentary. You seem to be a nice guy with a nice voice. I now have been listening to all your songs and appreciate them. I wish you good health and hopefully see you someday.

June 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbeckbeck

I too am a new fan of Randy Meisner since the Eagles doc. I always listened to Eagles but never knew the backstory. To be honest I feel Frey And Henly showed their true colors and came off like egotistical bullies. It compelled me to do some research on Randy and it sounds like he is just a really nice humble guy and never had a bad thing to say about the others ... Too bad they couldn't return the favor. Henley's comment about the 2 girls and a bottle made me sick ..., after all these years to bring something like that up in such a public forum was disgusting. I am sure there are a few things in Henlys past he wishes could be forgotten. Frey sounds like a narcisstic ass who is only interested in the buck. i am so glad i never went to Eagles reuion concerts now that i know the true story. Anyway, I feel like I have discovered a new talent and am having fun listening and purchasing Randy Meisner and old Eagle and Poco songs for my IPod and letting my husband and twenty something old kids listen and discover my new musical crush! I wish you good health Randy Meisner and hope you know your music is still an inspiration to new and old fans alike!

June 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPatti T

I bought the History DVD mostly because it was advertised as including input from ALL band members, especially Randy and Bernie and Don Felder. God knows, we've all heard plenty over the years from Glen and Don Henley. And the DVD is quite good in its production and in telling The Eagles' Story - from the viewpoint of Glen and Don! Felder has a few minutes of screentime, Bernie a little less, and Randy gets about two minutes total! And he never gets to tell anything about HIS side of the Story. The truth is, the band started out with the notion of four equals. But like most notions it turned out to be unrealistic. Everybody has different personality types. Glen was driven and determined; Randy was peaceful and wanting only to be with a group of friends making music together. And Bernie was as driven and determined as Glen, albeit in another direction. Now I can see how inevitable it was things turned out the way they did. Joe and Timothy were hired to play their instruments and to make no waves, and be happy to be making a ton of money just by being associated with Glen Frey and Don Henley. Okay! No problem! Nice work if you can get it. They weren't founding members; The Eagles were already huge and successful when they came on board. Glen Frey and Don Henley are immensely talented songwriters and singers and deserve all the accolades they get for that. It's just too bad they felt they had to bully their musical brothers out of the band they all started together. It sours the Story of an otherwise great American band.

June 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKirk

I need to add: the concert DVD is fantastic, especially Randy's performance of Take It To The Limit. The whole band is energized playing this, and it is especially gratifying to see Glen smiling pounding away at the piano and then giving Randy high-fives afterwards. THIS is The Eagles as I want to remember them!

June 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKirk

hoping you are much better now Randy and life is going ok for you . I am a New /old fan as i bought some Eagles albums in the 70's when i was a teenager but did not know much about the individual members of the Band until i watched the eagles documentary on beeb recently. and found out about you on the internet! luv all your work -songs , written and co-written.
all best wishes x

June 17, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterliz

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