A doctor for Maya Angelou says the famed author and poet is recovering at her North Carolina home following a brief hospitalization, reports The Associated Press.
In a letter issued Tuesday, Dr. Jeff Williamson of the Wake Forest School of Medicine said he ordered the 85-year-old to forgo any travel for the next three to four weeks. The doctor’s order includes Angelou’s scheduled appearance at Butler University on Thursday (April 25).
“Angelou was hospitalized briefly this week for an undisclosed ailment,” Butler spokesman Marc Allan said in an email. “She has been discharged and is recovering at home in North Carolina, but her medical team mandated that she forego any traveling for the next 3-4 weeks.”
Angelou was to address attendees at the Celebration of Diversity Distinguished Lecture Series. Those who purchased a ticket through Ticketmaster will automatically receive a refund.
Over the span of her career, Angelou has been celebrated for her critically acclaimed work, including 1969’s autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.