Willie K Recovering After Collapsing On Stage

January 6, 2019, 6:48 AM HST · Updated January 6, 11:37 AM
Wendy Osher · 0 Comments

Willie K. Maui Now photo.

Musician Willie K, born Willie Kahaialiʻi of Lahaina, collapsed Saturday night, Jan. 5, 2019 while on stage at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center for his Willie K and Friends Bluesfest.

The Maui musician and popular entertainer, who has been battling cancer, was reportedly taken by ambulance to the Maui Memorial Medical Center for treatment.


At 12:51 a.m., a post was published on Willie K’s Facebook page saying he was in stable condition and was being kept overnight in the hospital for observations.  In a subsequent update at 2:35 a.m., Willie K posted a video from his hospital bed saying, “I’m doing good. I just had a little relapse because I was dehydrated.”

The earlier post stated: “We are so very thankful for all the love and support bestowed upon not only to Willie and his family but to also his Maui Tribe ʻohana. We are blessed to have so much love showered upon us. Willie is stable and will be kept overnight in the hospital for observations. Please continue to pray for him. ?❤.”


Wendy Osher
Wendy Osher leads the Maui Now news team. She is also the news voice of parent company, Pacific Media Group, having served nearly 20 years as News Director for the company’s six Maui radio stations.

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