NC musician Doc Watson still in critical condition

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FILE - In this March 15, 2000 file photo, master flatpicker Doc Watson, talks about his long and successful musical career at his home in Deep Gap, N.C. Watson was in critical condition Thursday, May 24, 2012, at a North Carolina hospital after falling at his home in Deep Gap earlier this week.  (AP Photo/Karen Tam, File)

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Grammy-winning folk musician Doc Watson remains in critical condition at a North Carolina hospital after undergoing colon surgery this past week.

A spokeswoman at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem said late Saturday night that Watson remained in critical condition.

The 89-year-old Watson's daughter, Nancy, says the musician fell Monday.

The blind singer and guitarist has won several Grammys, including a lifetime achievement award. He also received the National Medal of the Arts.

Watson is known as a master of the flatpicking style of guitar playing. He also started Merlefest, an annual gathering of musicians in Wilkesboro named after his son, who died in a tractor accident in 1985.

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