UPDATE: Sunday, Dec. 13 (2:42 p.m. ET/PT) – Nardwuar the Human Serviette is being released from Vancouver General Hospital after suffering a stroke.
The eccentric interviewer (real name: John Ruskin) announced the news on Twitter, adding that he’ll be having “outlook surgery”; in February.
— Nardwuar (@nardwuar) December 12, 2015
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js— Infamous interviewer Nardwuar the Human Serviette, known for his kooky, candid interviews of some of the biggest names in music, attired in his signature tartan tam cap and ending interview with his trademark “doot-doot-do-do-do,”; is recovering from a stroke at Vancouver General Hospital. Related: InstaGallery: Must-See Music Pics Nardwuar, whose real name is John Ruskin, was formerly a Much Music interviewer, is said to have suffered the stroke at a party in Vancouver, according to his official Twitter feed.
— Nardwuar (@nardwuar) December 9, 2015
Over the course of his long, strange career, Nardwuar has interviewed stars such as Drake, Snoop Dogg, Travis Scott, Iggy Pop, Katy Perry, Wu Tang Clang and former U.S. president Gerald Ford.
Here’s to a speedy recovery for the offbeat Canadian music icon. Here’s Nardhuar in action back in 1994, interviewing Nirvana (although be aware the late Kurt Cobain’s language is decidedly NSFW), with Courtney Love quipping, “I thought he was really annoying at first, but now I like him”;: