Kenny Brown takes Medical Hiatus

January 3, 2006


Indianapolis, IN – Effective December 1, 2005 Kenny Brown Performance temporarily suspended operations in order for Kenny Brown to take a medical hiatus.


“Kenny has been struggling with rare and reoccurring chronic sinus and upper respiratory infections for the past few years. What most are not aware of is just how serious this has been at times,” stated Cari Southworth, Kenny Brown Performance Corporate Communications Director and Kenny’s wife. “Balancing Kenny’s career and health issues has been difficult and challenging for both the business and Kenny personally, as he is a very driven person and not one to slow down voluntarily.”


In addition to handling the many facets of Kenny Brown Performance, Southworth was also managing Kenny Brown’s healthcare. “Kenny has been hospitalized multiple times within the past few months with reoccurring pneumonia and other serious complications. We needed to redirect our focus to obtaining the best possible medical care so that Kenny can fully recover. Therefore, our family and the Board of Advisors made the decision to temporarily suspend operations,” said Southworth. “Due to our day-to-day involvement in operations, this was a soul-searching and difficult decision to make but one that had to be done. As of right now, our top priority is for Kenny is to break this relentless cycle of sickness and get well so he can do what he does best.”


According to the doctors at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, the long-term prognosis for Kenny’s recovery is good. Kenny is schedule back into the Mayo Clinic in January for evaluation and treatment.


“We greatly appreciate the support we have received from our customers, friends and suppliers,” stated Southworth. “Once in the recovery process, Kenny will evaluate the future direction of the Kenny Brown brand, products and custom vehicles.”


In the interim, will be the best resource for news and updates. All correspondence, cards and letters can be sent to:


Kenny Brown Performance
P.O. Box 531638
Indianapolis, IN 46253