Surgery Successful for Phil Tanner; Family Grateful for Outpouring of Support

We are happy to announce that open heart surgery performed today on Skillet Licker patriarch, Phil Tanner, was successful. The surgery, performed at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, lasted approximately three hours. Seven bypasses were needed in total to complete the operation.

The Tanner family is grateful for the outpouring of support they’ve received over the past several days after Phil Tanner’s sudden hospitalization last Thursday and surgery today. The family has asked us to extend their gratitude to everyone who sent well wishes, prayers, made visits, and called over the past several days.

Phil is expected to return to the Intensive Care Unit, where he will begin recovery and is expected to be released by the end of the week. We will continue to provide updates as needed on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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