There's been no positive update to the condition of Argentine singer-songwriter and Latin rock pioneer Gustavo Cerati, but his family hasn't lost hope. Cerati remains in the FLENI clinic in Buenos Aires, where he was transferred on June, 7, following his May 15 hospitalization in Caracas, Venezuela after a collapse. Tests later revealed Cerati had suffered a stroke in the left hemisphere of his brain following a show there on his Fuerza Natural (Natural Force) tour.
He's been receiving treatment at FLENI for extensive brain damage ever since, but a recent medical report from the clinic stated, "thirty days after suffering the extensive ischemic attack that caused severe damage in his left cerebral hemisphere, the neurological tests to observe the responds to sensory and motor stimulus have not shown any favorable evolution."
Still, Cerati's family remains optimistic that he will recover little by little. His sister Laura Cerati recently spoke to the Buenos Aires Herald, saying, "We believe that Gus will get better. We currently focus our time and energy on him, that's why we don't talk to the press."
She then went on to thank fans for the outpouring of support in the wake of Cerati's condition.
The 50-year-old musician is credited with, among his many other musical accomplishments, founding legendary Argentine rock outfit Soda Stereo.
Below, a live performance of "Musica Ligera" in Argentina from the 2007 Soda Stereo reunion tour.