From Parade Magazine Personality Parade:
In 2002, Lightfoot suffered a ruptured aortic aneurysm, similar to the condition that killed actor John Ritter. He endured six weeks in a coma, four surgeries, and two years of extensive rehab. Now 69 and enjoying a busy schedule, Lightfoot is preparing a ‘live” CD based on his recent concerts in Toronto.
See Gordon Lightfoot here with George Stroumboulopoulos:
And here are a few of his remarkable songs with video: