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Kim Mitchell, Canadian Rock Icon, Recovering After Heart Attack

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TORONTO — Canadian rock musician Kim Mitchell is recovering in hospital after suffering a heart attack on Tuesday.

A Facebook message posted by Alert Music, his management company, says Mitchell underwent emergency surgery.

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Canadian Rock icon Kim Mitchell performs on Nov. 9, 2008 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

He will remain at the hospital for another day or two before returning home.

Mitchell has been a staple of the Canadian music scene for decades, first as the lead singer and guitarist for Max Webster in the 1970s before going solo.

Some of his best-known hits include "Go For Soda," "Patio Lanterns" and "I Am A Wild Party."

Last year, Mitchell left Toronto classic rock radio station Q107, where he worked for about 11 years.

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