Tim Krekel recovering after tumor removed

Tim Krekel

Tim Krekel

LEO Weekly learned today that Tim Krekel is out of intensive care at University Hospital and recovering from surgery to remove a tumor from his abdomen. The following is from Krekel’s colleague Al Moreschi:

“Tim was allowed out of bed for the first time since his operation to remove the cancer in his abdomen. He really enjoyed being able to walk around the room a bit while they prepared everything to be moved to a regular hospital room.

The family asks that, for now, people be discouraged from visiting or calling the room. Tim will need all of his energy for a fast recuperation. They also would appreciate it if people did not send flowers or food to the hospital. If you would like to send a card or letter, that would be wonderful and those may be sent to:

Tim Krekel
University Hospital
530 S. Jackson Street
Louisville, KY 40202

A lot of people have been asking how they can help and should they organize fundraisers. Tim Krekel appreciates your concern and wants everyone to know that his current financial situation is good. Friends have been playing his regular shows and passing the hat for a little extra so that his income has stayed constant. There may come a time in the near future, once the cost of the hospital and treatments start rolling in, that he will need significantly more help. If that happens, there are already people ready to organize those shows so that they keep focused and the optimum benefit for Tim Krekel is achieved.”


  1. gnash001
    Posted March 31, 2009 at 5:28 pm | Permalink

    Let’s all wish Tim a speedy recovery and a long life.

  2. melissa wilson
    Posted April 1, 2009 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    GET WELL SOON!!!!!!!!!! It be will nice to see
    you out & about once again….

  3. Dan VanHook
    Posted April 8, 2009 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been thinking of little else other than Tim Krekel lately…those West End days are so much a part of us and seem so far away sometimes but those friendships are forever. You’re in our thoughts and prayers…look forward to seeing you back on the stage soon…you are the best!!!

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