photo: Doug Seymour Photography

Rodriguez’s family in Detroit have asked us to let everyone know that Rodriguez is well and on the mend after being operated on, following the stroke that he had in February. The surgery to repair the damage caused by the stroke was successful, and Rodriguez is feeling strong, and, following the physical therapy that he is currently undergoing, as part of his post-op rehab, his family are hopeful that he will be returning home soon to continue and complete his healing process.

Rodriguez, who will be turning 81 in July, is strong and in good spirits and his family have asked all his South African fans, as well as all his fans around the world, to keep Rodriguez in their thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

His family have also told us that it will be wonderful if all his fans could post their well wishes, as well as their messages of love, support, and encouragement which they will pass on to him and which will be a source of great inspiration and positive motivation to him at a time when that is essential as a part of his recovery.

On behalf of all of us at, we join all Rodriguez’s followers and fans around the world in wishing Rodriguez a full and complete recovery and in sending all our love and best wishes and support to Rodriguez’s Family.

We will continue to update everyone on Rodriguez’s recovery….



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  1. Dear Rodriguez,
    Your music has had such meaning in my life. In the 80s as a guy going through his teenage years in South Africa, and then of course, when you were “found again”. Thank you so much for reminding us of the enormous power of love, in everything. I hope that your rehabilitation is going incredibly well. Never forget the essence of you that has impacted so many millions of us around the world. This should give you immense strength at this time.
    With love that encompasses us all, Alistair L


  2. Hope you feel better quickly and go back to making more great music. We saw you in Chicago a few years ago and the show was great


  3. Rodriguez, I am so happy to hear you are recovering so well. Your music and your voice are a true blessing.
    I wish you a continued comfortable recovery and to get back home soon for you complete healing
    Best wishes from a loving fan.


  4. Best wishes to your health and wellness Rodriguez. Thank you for having inspired me during a period of searching my inner peace. I wish I could hear your stories of wisdom from today.


  5. I’m listening to your music now and I’m thinking of you! Wishing you a full & speedy recovery. Your music always makes me smile ….


  6. Dear Mr. Rodriguez,
    Since the first day I heard your music I became fan of it. So intelligent and deep songs like the best songs ever written. I just got aware about your surgery. I wish you a fast and good recovery. The world is much better with you in it.


  7. So happy to hear you are on the mend Rodriguez! You are in our thoughts and prayers. My husband and I fell in love with you & your music after seeing the documentary “Searching for Sugarman”. We have all your CDs & a few T-shirts. Saw you in concert in CA a few years back – a magical night. Your journey and talent really touched us. We have been great fans ever since. Your beautiful spirit and talent moved the world!!!! Not many people can say they did that!! Blessing for continued health!


  8. I am glad to hear you are recovering from your stroke. You are an inspiration to us all on your strength. All the best of everything


  9. After watching the documentary in 2012, I was thrilled to see Rodriguez in concert at the Ryman in Nashville, TN in 2013. And just today, my oldest son mentioned hearing about the Searching for Sugar Man movie on a recent trip to L.A. He’s in the music publishing business and has somehow never seen it! He’s planning to watch it soon. So please tell Rodriquez he continues to be “discovered” and is impacting countless lives with his beautiful spirit. May recovery be quick and complete.

    JoVonne in Nashville, TN, Music City USA 😉


  10. Praying for a full recovery for Mr Rodriguez. We have been fans from a distance and are so moved by your music. Bless you Sixto and family,

    Robert and Elsa Deyell


  11. Rodriguez,
    I’m very happy to hear that you are recovering from your stroke. Keep up the P.T. it helped me to
    come back after mine. Of course, you’re 7 months younger than me so your recovery will be
    We almost got to see you in Concord, NH a few years ago, but the show was cancelled.
    Let me know if you’ll be coming this way for a show or vacation, we’d really like to host
    you for dinner.
    Your fans from New Hampshire,
    John & Barbara King


  12. Get well soon! We love you so much. Now go do your PT! Haha Really, we miss you so take care & we hope to see everyone soon. Spring is on the way! Love, Julie, Dano & everyone from The Old Miami


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