17 Jun 2009

Musician Chris Knox recovering from stroke

9:59 am on 17 June 2009

New Zealand musician Chris Knox is responsive and no longer in pain as he recovers from a stroke suffered last week.

Knox, 56, is also known as a writer, reviewer and cartoonist.

He remains in the Stroke Unit at Auckland Hospital after falling ill on Thursday.

In a statement, Knox's partner Barbara Ward and his children John and Leisha Ward-Knox say they have been overwhelmed with support.

However, a family spokesperson, Roy Martyn, says it is still too early to predict the ramifications of the stroke with any degree of accuracy.