American rock & roll singer and songwriter, Bo Diddley, has suffered a brain stroke and is undergoing treatment in an Iowa hospital. The stroke befell when Diddley was performing at a concert in Council Bluffs, Iowa on May 13. The singer, who also has a history of hypertension and diabetes, was rushed to the intensive care unit after his motor skills showed a decline. Susan Clary, a publicist for the musician’s management team said: Tests indicated that the stroke affected the left side of his brain, impairing his speech and speech recognition. I have no other details on Diddley’s condition or how long he would be in intensive care. Diddley achieved stardom when his album “Bo Diddley” topped the R&B charts in 1955. His other major work includes: Who Do You Love, Before You Accuse Me, Mona and I’m a Man. The 78-year-old Diddley aka The Originator was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and in 1998 the singer was bestowed with Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.