LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Legendary Mexican singer Vicente Fernandez was in the hospital Tuesday after taking a fall at his ranch.
According to a post on the icon’s Facebook page, Fernandez is on a ventilator and in critical condition after undergoing surgery at a hospital in Guadalajara.READ MORE: Laguna Hills High Student Spouts Racial Slurs At Black Player During Basketball Game
His son, Vicente Jr., said his father injured his cervical vertebrae and remains sedated.
On August 13, his family shared that the singer remained hospitalized and provided an update on his condition.READ MORE: Kobe Bryant Remembered On 2-Year Anniversary Of His Death
“Thank you all for your concern and prayers. We are so grateful for so much support,” his family said.
The 81-year-old is a cultural icon with more than 50 albums and 30 films.MORE NEWS: Actress Kathryn Kates, Know For 'Seinfeld,' 'Orange Is The New Black,' Dies At 73
Fernandez is known for performing in mariachi suits and a sombrero. He is one of the best-selling Mexican artists of all time.