Musician Keikilani Lindsey still in Colorado hospital, benefit concert is Friday at Gertrude’s

  • Local musician Keikilani Lindsey, from the band Meleuhane, was injured in a car crash in Wyoming on June 28. His cousin, Karen Rose, has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for his medical bills and a benefit concert featuring John Cruz will take place at Gertrude's Jazz Bar in Kailua-Kona on July 13. (Meleuhane/Courtesy Photo)

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island musician Keikilani Lindsey is still in a hospital in Loveland, Colorado, recovering from injuries sustained during a car crash two weeks ago.

According to the GoFundMe page created for Lindsey’s medical bills and updated by Lindsey’s cousin Karen Rose, as of Tuesday, Lindsey has show signs of comprehension. He smiled when his mother spoke to him and teared up during a song.

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As of Wednesday afternoon, the GoFundMe account has raised $46,087 of donations.

Lindsey and his sons, Leo and Kaneala, who together make up the band Meleuhane, were driving through Wyoming on their way to Oregon for a show on June 28 when they drove into inclement weather. The trailer attached to the back of their car came unhitched, and the car flipped six times, ejecting Lindsey from the vehicle. Lindsey sustained multiple severe injuries and internal bleeding, and was flown to a hospital in Loveland, Colorado. During the flight, he went into cardiac arrest

Lindsey’s two sons who were in the crash with him had minor injuries and were kept overnight in a Wyoming hospital before being released.

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A benefit concert featuring musician John Cruz will be 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday at Gertrude’s Jazz Bar in Kailua-Kona. Tickets are $35, and 100 percent of the proceeds will go toward Lindsey’s medical bills.

The GoFundMe page for the Keikilani Lindsey Emergency Medical Fund can be found at www.gofundme.com/keikilani-emergency-medical-fund. For more information on the Keikilani Lindsey Benefit Concert, visit gertrudesjazzbar.com.