Country singer/songwriter Chris Young has been hospitalized in Denver with a leg infection.
The 28-yr-old 2006 winner of Nashville Star is currently on tour promoting his single Aw Naw from his new album which is set to be released in September. He is in stable condition.
According to his website:
While the origin of the infection is unknown, Chris will remain in the hospital for at least the next 24 hours. Chris was en route to Kalispell, MT when the symptoms set in and he was taken by ambulance to the hospital.
“I’m so sorry to disappoint the fans but I didn’t even know I was sick. One minute I was fine then suddenly I’m being rushed to the hospital. I look forward to being up and around and back on the road.”
Chris will be cancelling shows in Kalispell, MT, and two performances with Brad Paisley in Mission, BC and Brownsville, OR. He is scheduled to resume his tour on Aug. 21.
Normal skin has many types of bacteria living on it. When there is a break in the skin, these bacteria can cause a skin infection. Skin in the infected area will become red, hot, irritated, and painful.
Risk factors for cellulitis include:
Signs of infection:
Most of the time, treatment involves antibiotics taken either by mouth or by intravenous solution. Which is used depends on the severity of the infection, and how ill the patient appears. Painkillers may also be given to ease pain and decrease fever. Cellulitis usually goes away with 7 – 10 days of antibiotics. Longer treatment may be needed if cellulitis is more severe.