Thursday, October 15, 2009

You Gotta Have Heart

Posted by Bruce Miller
I learned last night that John Porter, my good friend and one of our fair city’s most respected theatre critics, suffered a heart attack a few days ago and remains in the hospital. If someone knows which hospital, please comment and let me know. That’s John, pictured above in his days as a staff leader at TheatreVirginia.

My good friend Joe Inscoe preceded John to the cardiac care center about a month ago, enduring a minor heart attack, thank God, and rising from his hospital bed a day or two later to return to the rehearsal hall in preparation for Shining City. As we all know, the Joe must go on! From all accounts, Joe is now moving full speed ahead.

My good friend and Theatre IV’s longtime insurance broker, Kemp Matthews experienced chest pains a week or so ago, took a stress test and was rushed to the hospital, mid-test, for an immediate catheterization procedure, during which stints were placed in his clogging arteries, preventing a heart attack which appeared imminent. I remain thankful for the miracles of modern medicine.

God speed to these three irreplaceable men with great, albeit clogging, hearts. We’re all in our late 50s, early 60s. I guess it’s our time. They are in my prayers—especially John. Hang in there, buddy.

--Bruce Miller

1 comment:

Dave T said...

John is in Chippenham Hospital but may be (fingers crossed) discharged today. He has promised to regale the community with a full accounting of his heart attack when he is better. Best wishes for a continued recovery, Mr. Porter!