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Yosi Piamenta Wakes From Coma

Jewish rocker battling cancer, ‘grateful’ for prayers

Jonathan Zalman
April 20, 2015
(Wikimedia Commons)
(Wikimedia Commons)

On Friday, legendary musician Yosi Piamenta was reported to be in a medical induced coma at a hospital in Israeli after undergoing surgery, reported Piamenta, the so-called “Sephardic Santana” who is battling cancer, was awake by Friday evening. He was able to make a statement on Sunday, via telephone:

“I heard that so many people from so many places were saying Tehillim and praying for me,” Piamenta told the website. “I am grateful to everyone and wish blessings to each one who prayed for me. May Hashem repay them with all they need and fulfill their heart’s wishes for good.”

His brother and musical collaborator Avi, a flautist, said that Piamenta was gaining strength but would remain in the hospital for the time being.

Jonathan Zalman is a writer and teacher based in Brooklyn.