May 20th, 2010
05:37 PM ET

Argentine rocker in critical condition after 'mini-stroke'

Argentine rock star Gustavo Cerati remained in critical but stable condition following brain surgery for a "mini-stroke" he suffered over the weekend, his doctors said Thursday.

Cerati, whose former band Soda Stereo is among the best known rock bands from Latin America, was in an induced coma at a Caracas, Venezuela, hospital.

"At the moment there is no evidence of neurological deterioration compared to yesterday," hospital director Adolfredo Saez said. "His other organs and systems are functioning normal. Like we have said, his situation is critical."

Reporters asked Cerati's doctor, Vladimir Fuenmayor, if the singer had normal brain activity, but the doctor declined to answer, only saying that he was stable.

According to the 50-year-old musician's website, he suffered a transient ischemic attack, commonly known as a "mini-stroke" after performing in Caracas on Saturday.

On Tuesday, Cerati underwent brain surgery to prevent swelling and damage to the brain, doctors said.

"Gustavo is in delicate condition, but there has not been a regression in the evolution of his problem, to the contrary, there has been an improvement," Cerati's mother, Lilian Clarke de Cerati, told CNN en Espanol Thursday.

Argentinian doctors were scheduled to fly in Friday or Saturday to Caracas to care for Cerati and see about when he may be transferred back to his home country, Clarke de Cerati said.

"I have great faith" in his recovery, Cerati's mother said.

The incident affected his brain, which is his strongest part, besides his heart, she said.

The Cerati family was impressed by the amount of outpouring of support from around the world, Clarke de Cerati said.

Cerati showed no visible symptoms of anything wrong before this weekend, his mother said, but she added that he smoked a lot.

Another Argentine singer, Diego Torres, also noted that Cerati was known for his smoking habit.

"It surprised me a lot," Torres said. "When something like this happens to a colleague it touches an intimate thread because one lives that life, a life of travel, one from stage to stage."

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  6. jacqueline

    i am personally heartbroken , cerati is a genius , hope you pull through , god bless .....

    July 17, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Alejandra

    Gustavo cuidate. Necesitamos musica como la tuya! Venezuela

    May 23, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  8. JOHN BANDA

    RECORDANDOTE MAS QUE NUNCA EN MEXICALI Y CALEXICO CON TODOS ESTOS TEMBLORES QUE ESTAMOS TENIENDO DESPUES DE EL TEMBLOR DE 7.2 GRADO EL 4 DE ABRIL QUE TE OBLIGO A CANCELAR TU FECHA DE EL 2 DE MAYO EN MEXICALI. JUSTAMENTE HOY TUVIMOS OTRO TEMBLOR DE 5.3 GRADOS
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    May 22, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. JOHN BANDA

    ALL THE LOVE FROM YOUR OLD FRIEND JOHN BANDA ME AND MY WIFE JOCELYNE WISH YOU THE BEST. ESTOY CONFIADO QUE SALES DE ESTA CON TODA TU FUERZA NATURAL QUE TE IDENTIFICA. SALUDOS DESDE MEXICALI, BC MEXICO

    May 22, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  10. MIRYAM

    Gustavo Muchas Fuerzas de parte de nuestro creador vas a ver esto pasara

    May 21, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Nancy

    Gus Cerati! The best guitarist in the world! WE send you our love and our best wishes from SAn Diego, CAlifornia!!!
    WE LOVE YOU GUS!!!!

    May 21, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Nancy

    Maestro Cerati! Se que vas a estar bien! Dios te bendiga Gus!

    May 21, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Antonio

    Fuerza Maestro!!! Cerati para rato!!!

    just don't give up on us, we, the people love you...we need more of your genius...

    May 21, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  14. DOUG

    No te nos vayas Cerati eres el papa' de todos los rockeros . Fuerza hermano.

    May 21, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Ita

    Arriba los animos Gustavito, luz y fuerza, a un gran maestro, un hombre gentil y fuerte, un poeta, un gran talento y Papito.
    Mucha luz y amor todavia tienes muchas cosas que hacer y seres quien amar en la tierra.
    (^_^)

    May 21, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  16. RAKEL RODRIGUEZ

    DIOS TE PROTEJE ORO POR TI GUSTAVO MI VELA ESTA PRENDIDA Y ASI SEGUIRA PIDO A DIOS TE CUIDE Y ESTE CONTIGO Y A TU ANGEL DE LA GUARDA TAMBIEN CON AMOR RAKEL

    May 21, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Fernando rosas

    Gustavo bas a estar bien, ten fe en dios y todo se aclarara.

    May 21, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  18. Juanpi Rojas

    "Te Vere Volver"... Gustavo, be brave and come back to play your music. I ask God for your healing process. "Aqui y ahora, Cosas Imposibles, Ahora es nunca, y si el humo esta en foco...". Best Wishes from Miami Gustavo

    JP

    May 21, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  19. graciela

    Sabes cuantas veces te escuche?? Tienes idea como marcaste mi vida? Y el tiempo que estuve al aire en mis programas de radio contando la historia de Soda y reprisandola xque fascinaste a tantos??? No es tu tiempo maestro. Aun nos debes tus mejores temas. Esperamos x ellos. Cerati para rato.

    May 21, 2010 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  20. carlherrera

    a musical genius; get better soon. hopefully the english speaking world will be exposed to your music some day....

    May 21, 2010 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  21. joel C

    gustavo dale padelante. solo estas ahorita en un paseo inmoral ! marcaste mi vida. grasias ati estoy en la musica, eres toda la inspiracion! god bless u! long live cerati!

    May 21, 2010 at 6:48 am | Report abuse |
  22. Jp

    Sos grande Cerati! Mejorate pronto!

    May 21, 2010 at 6:44 am | Report abuse |
  23. Marcello Palermo

    Got the task of talking about this in me radio show.
    So get well Gus! Your music has accompanied me during difficult times, gave me strength to keep on going.
    So let me say,sooner than soon, during me radio show, that you are back, that you are ready to spread more of your Natural Force again. Help me do that, will you?

    Get well soon mate.

    Marcello Fabian Palermo

    Born in Argentina, currently living in El Paso, Texas, USA...and a citizen of the world.

    May 21, 2010 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
  24. bengie, san juan, puerto rico

    cuando pase el temblor, volveras a volar por la ciudad de la furia. y no te preocupes no vamos a decir adios, sino hasta pronto gustavo.

    May 21, 2010 at 2:51 am | Report abuse |
  25. ANNA SAAVEDRA

    CERATI recibe fe y buena bibrapara una recuperacion exitosa sabes que se te quiere en todo el mundotu amor amarillo es infinito.

    May 21, 2010 at 2:48 am | Report abuse |
  26. Alejandro

    Tu puedes Gustavo, Fuerza!!!!!!!!!!

    May 21, 2010 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
  27. @lex

    Best Wishes!!!

    May 21, 2010 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
  28. Tejano Chicano

    May god be with you ~Get well~

    May 21, 2010 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
  29. Ace

    Fuerza Gustavo!!!
    Our prayers and thoughts go to you and your family Cerati!!!
    Estamos praying por ti y tu salud sabemos que vas superar esto.

    Fuerza Natural!!

    May 21, 2010 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  30. Veronica

    Que dios bendiga a ti Gustavo y a tu familia. Recuperate pronto tu puedes. Lots of prayers from California.

    May 21, 2010 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
  31. Ed

    Alguien sabe si esta recibiendo Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment?

    Si no, lo deberia de estar recibiendo. Averiguen que es esto.
    Pues realmente es algo grave lo que le paso a Cerati.
    Te deseo lo mejor Maestro.

    May 21, 2010 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  32. spiritual guide

    hi Cerati you are a nice and strong human being to fight and come back soon . I know that you have been having a fair experience spiritual right now... you have to learn why it happens to you ok I know you will be here soon Ok Attn Spiritual guide.

    May 20, 2010 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  33. CeratiFan!!

    Cerati, que te recuperes pronto! Tu puedes sobresalir esto! Hechale ganas, pura 'Fuerza Natural'

    May 20, 2010 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  34. David Roado

    Gus, godspeed. You ARE latin rock. This is not your time, come back for some more. Here we are now, entertain us.

    May 20, 2010 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  35. javier valles

    gustavo el maximo latin rock star, animo pibe vos podes salir de esta mis oraciones estan con tigo animo viejo se furte.

    May 20, 2010 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Clarissa

    Te amamos Cerati, que te mejores pronto!

    May 20, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  37. GeeMellow

    All the best mate. You have been giving us lots of great music for the last 25 yrs. I wish with all my my heart your quick recovery. All the best from Sydney, Australia.

    May 20, 2010 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  38. reyna

    Gustavo mi hermana helen y yo deceamos que tu recien operacion sea todo un exito y que pronto regreses con tus seres queridos alla en la argentina que porsupuesto seran un gran apollo para tu recuperacion.rezaremos mucho por vos todos tus fans alrededor del mundo.

    May 20, 2010 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Jagzzie

    Pronta recuperacion Gustavo!
    Dios es grande, y tu tambien!
    =)

    May 20, 2010 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Erika

    I'm hoping for the best, Cerati is one of the best musicians in the world.
    You have to get better and keep bringing the best of music to the fans that love you.
    Best wishes from Texas.

    May 20, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Ramond Hernandez

    Fuerza maestro.

    Viva Cerati Forever...

    May 20, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  42. karla

    ceratiii k diosito te proteja i recuperateee se fuerteee todavia no te toca decirnos adiosss...

    May 20, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Nico Galvis

    me alegra oir que estas mejor, Gustavo.
    eres una gran inspiration para muchos.
    saludos desde Colombia!!!!

    May 20, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Paul

    Best wishes and a speedy recovery.

    May 20, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Sandra

    Cerati is a musical genius! In my opinion, he's one of the best musicians in the world!!!! I have faith that he will get better. My prayers and thoughts are with Gustavo Cerati and his family.

    Gustavo, EL UNIVERSO ES MAGICO Y ESTA A TU FAVOR, TODO CONSPIRA A TU FAVOR! tu puedes!!! FUERZA GUSTAVO!!!

    May 20, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Javier Briones

    Dale gustavo tu puedes !!!!
    "Fuerza Natural"

    May 20, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Chris Fernan

    Our hearts our with here from the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles. Love ya gus!! So many awesome emories rocking out at 4 in the morning!!! YOu still have a lot of rocking bro to go so pull through!!

    May 20, 2010 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  48. jose

    best wishes...you can do it....

    May 20, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  49. dan

    vamos gustavo fuerza, you have to come back to us, the biggest rock star in latin america, idol.....

    mucha fuerza natural gustavo

    May 20, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Ruben Parra

    Fuerza Gus !!!

    May 20, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  51. German

    El Temblor Pasara. God bless!!

    May 20, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Alvin A Santoni

    Best wishes to Gustavo Cerati, one of the best if not the best Latin rocker ever. Long live Soda Stereo!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 20, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |

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