Rick James was admitted to Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Surgical Intensive Care Unit on Monday after suffering from a stroke and will be operated on by doctors on Tuesday.
The 50-year-old artist, who is best known for his song "Super Freak," has numbness in his right side and is unable to walk, however, both his recognition and comprehension are fine.
James' condition was brought about by a broken blood vessel in the back of his neck, which occurred while he was performing at Denver's Mile High Stadium on Friday. After the show, James went to a local hospital to seek treatment for his neck pain and was released with the advice to seek further medical evaluation in the Los Angeles-area, where he resides.
In lieu of flowers and cards, James asks that donations be made to the Leukemia Foundation in the name of his younger brother, William "Head" Johnson, who died from the disease last week.
A spokesperson for James says that the rest of his U.S. tour will be postponed
until further information is known about James' medical status.