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Cream drummer Ginger Baker is currently in the hospital with his family saying he’s “critically ill.”

Baker’s family released a brief statement via Twitter today (September 25) saying, “The Baker family are sad to announce that Ginger is critically ill in hospital. Please keep him in your prayers tonight.”

Baker has been dealing with issues for a number of years. In 2013, he went public with his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) diagnosis, the result of years of smoking. Baker also said he had degenerative  osteoarthritis that resulted in chronic back pain.  In 2016, Baker had open heart surgery.

Cream Reunion Concert At Madison Square Garden – 10/25/2005

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