Cherry Starr, wife of Packers legend Bart Starr issues statement on his health following two strokes
GREEN BAY (WITI) — Green Bay Packers legend Bart Starr continues to recover after suffering two strokes last month.
Starr remains one of the most beloved former Packers, having led the team to five NFL titles and two Super Bowl Championships in the 60s.
He was head coach of the Packers from 1975 to 1983.
His wife Cherry issued a statement today through Packers.com, confirming Starr suffered two strokes five days apart.
The first was on September 2nd.
He also had a mild heart attack.
In the statement, Cherry indicates Starr is becoming medically stable and is beginning to make progress through rehabilitation.
She goes on to thank her husband’s supporters, saying her “family appreciates your prayers and patience while Bart takes the necessary time to recover.”
Cherry Starr’s full statement is as follows:
“Bart and I have enjoyed all of the sweet cards and messages from packers.com. Your kindness has been so encouraging and we are grateful for your concern. Many have asked for an update and we now have enough information to share. Bart’s doctors have confirmed on Tuesday, September 2nd he suffered an ischemic stroke followed on September 7th by a hemorrhagic stroke and a mild heart attack. His progress was additionally slowed by seizures which now are under control through medication. Although there have been many bumps in the road over the past several weeks, we remain optimistic for Bart’s quality of life going forward, as he is becoming medically stable and beginning to make progress through rehabilitation. Our family appreciates your prayers and patience while Bart takes the necessary time to recover. We love you all.”