Myron Cook, former upright bass guitarist for the Inspirations, was hospitalized Thursday morning, February 1, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville, TN where he is being treated for an acute attack of kidney stones and dehydration.
Myron’s father, Martin Cook, who founded the Inspirations Quartet in 1964 and was its longtime manager, pianist and emcee, said Myron will have to remain hospitalized a few days as his doctors treat his dehydration and determine the most effective way to treat his kidney stones.
“Myron had a really bad attack of (kidney) stones very early Thursday morning and had to go to Parkwest’s Emergency Room,” Martin Cook said. “Myron has been in a lot of pain and needed body fluids, so his doctors hospitalized him and are treating him intravenously for the dehydration and with heavy pain medication. They are trying to decide the best method to treat his stones and our family should know what that method will be soon. This is the second attack of kidney stones Myron has had. I would like to ask our friends and colleagues in Southern Gospel music and its fans to pray for Myron to have a full and speedy recovery as well as to pray for the rest of our family.”
Serving as upright bass guitarist for the Inspirations from 1981-2017, Myron is among those with the longest tenures with the group.