Athens musician Chesnutt on life support

"Vic is in the middle of a serious medical condition," Don Wilkie, co-owner of Chesnutt's label, Constellation Records, told the AJC Thursday afternoon. "He is in a coma, but we have no statement about the specifics of the situation. His family and friends are with him. His doctors are continuing to assess his condition."

Chesnutt, 45, has been partially paralyzed and has used a wheelchair since age 18, when he was involved in a car accident. He started writing songs as a child and released his debut album, "Little," in 1990. R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe was the record's producer.

Chesnutt recently toured in support of his new album, "At the Cut."

Staff writers Shane Harrison and Christian Boone contributed to this article.

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