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Leon Russell in good condition after brain surgery

By JENNIFER CHANCELLOR - Tulsa World Modified: January 13, 2010 at 5:19 am •  Published: January 13, 2010
Music icon Leon Russell of Tulsa underwent brain surgery Monday, friends said.

"Uncle Leon spent five hours in surgery yesterday. I trust the Oklahoma Rock and Roll family will keep Leon in their hearts and minds for the next few days,” wrote family friend Steve Ripley on his "Oklahoma Rock and Roll with Steve Ripley” fan site on Facebook.

Russell was hospitalized recently for surgery for a brain fluid leak and treatment for heart failure and pneumonia, reportedly in California.

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