Bob Dylan Hospitalized

Hi, I'm Kurt Loder, and this is "The Week In Rock."

News remained scarce at week's end on the medical condition of Bob Dylan, who was revealed on Wednesday to be suffering from a potentially life-threatening heart ailment. Dylan, a giant of American popular music, who transformed the sound of both folk and rock in the 1960s, turned 56 last Saturday. On Wednesday it was announced that he'd checked into an unnamed hospital that same weekend, and been diagnosed as having histoplasmosis, an infection of the heart sac that's often fatal, but can be treated with antibiotics or surgery.

Well-wishers took it as a hopeful sign that Dylan's son Jakob didn't feel compelled to fly home from Europe, where he's on tour with his band, The Wallflowers. We'll have further details of Dylan's condition as they become available.