Prolific blues musician Marquise Knox, 26, was stabbed in the neck early Saturday morning while returning to his home after a performance in downtown St. Louis Friday night.
Knox performed alongside Dexter Allen on August 25 as part of the Blues at the Arch concert series. According to a Facebook post Knox shared this morning, he was stabbed while entering his house in the early hours of the morning Saturday.
Knox lives in Bowling Green, Missouri, about an hour and a half northwest from St. Louis.
"At first they thought my esophagus and left lung were punctured, but thankfully my collarbone stopped the object," Knox writes. "After it happened I thought I was going to die."
But, the musician added triumphantly, "I thought I'm not going out like this. I'M NOT GOING OUT LIKE THIS ...."
Knox spent his formative years studying under the late blues legend Henry Townsend, and has long been one of the most luminous players on the local blues scene. In June the
RFT named him one of this year's STL 77
Knox did not immediately respond to email or messages sent to his Facebook accounts.
Don Nacke, the chief of police in Bowling Green, says his department has not received any recent reports in which Knox is listed as the victim.
We'll update this post if we hear back from Knox.
Editor's note: An earlier version of this story said that Knox lives in Berkeley, in north St. Louis county. While Knox did grow up in Berkeley, he currently lives in Bowling Green. We regret the error. We also updated this post about an hour after publication to include information from the police chief in Bowling Green. We'll continue to update the story as it develops.