Black River’s VP of A&R, Doug Johnson, was taken to the Vanderbilt Hospital emergency room this morning (March 28) after suffering cardiac arrest at home.
According to Black River, doctors determined upon first examinations that Johnson’s heart is strong and he did not experience a heart attack. Due to Johnson needing compressions and being resuscitated with an AED, he is currently in the ICU in a medically-induced coma allowing his body time to rest.
The label asks that the music community pray for Johnson, specifically that he stays fever-free and that there is no swelling. Doctors are expecting to wake him 48-72 hours from now.
Well wishes to Johnson, his wife Lisa and their children can be sent to RSVP@blackriverent.com. Any gifts can be taken to the Black River office at 12 Music Circle South, Nashville, TN 37203.
More updates regarding Johnson will be published as they come out.