DETROIT (FOX 2) – Detroit business mogul Dan Gilbert continues to recover after suffering a stroke in a newly released health update.
Jay Farner, the Quicken Loans CEO, said Gilbert is “constantly improving” and his sense of humor is intact – while thanking the public for their well wishes and concern.
Gilbert, 57, the owner of Quicken Loans, Rock Ventures and most of Downtown Detroit’s real estate, was hospitalized Sunday.
“Dan Gilbert and his family are beyond grateful for the thoughts and well wishes from so many people as they focus on Dan’s recovery.
“Dan’s family is happy to share that he maintains his strong sense of humor and focus on constant improvement. In fact, a few days ago, Dan requested his favorite beverage.
“When the hospital staff informed him they were not able to provide it, in the humorous tone Dan is known for, he insisted that a review of the hospital’s beverage best-practices be completed.
“To be clear, Dan’s recovery is a process that will take time – but we are all confident that he will meet this challenge head on as he always does.”
In a previous statement, it was revealed that Gilbert was not feeling well Sunday morning and was taken to the hospital by a family friend. While at the hospital, he suffered a stroke and was immediately taken in for a catheter-based procedure, then moved to recovery in the Intensive Care Unit.