chuck brown*Shortly after news of go-go music pioneer Chuck Brown falling ill, rumors began to spread that the legend was dead.

From Twitter to Facebook to blogs to news sites, the family of Brown struck down the false information saying he’s recovering from pneumonia.

A source close to the family says he was originally admitted to the hospital on an account of arthritis. Doctors allegedly discovered and removed a blood clot from an unspecified area in his body.

He recovered from the operation, but contracted pneumonia.

His recent health problems have kept him from doing his normal music thing, forcing him to cancel shows and appearances. No word yet if and when the concerts will be rescheduled.

Read/learn more at Washington Post.