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).
â€œAngelou was hospitalized briefly this week for an undisclosed ailment,â€ Butler spokesman Marc Allan said in an email. â€œShe 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.â€
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.