Singer Little Richard

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on February 10, 2008

Q When Little Richard performed at the Fourth of July concert in Washington, D.C., someone handed him a pair of crutches at the end of his performance. What happened to him?
—Barbara Sparks, Glen Burnie, Md.

For much of the last year, Little Richard—whose real name is Richard Penniman—suffered from sciatica pain, and the crutches helped him take the pressure off his leg. But that didn't derail the good-time boogie-woogie of the flamboyant "Tutti Frutti" singer, 75, who continued to tour and perform.