According to the Danish Elvis Unlimited site Elvis’ long time friend, army budy and guitarist Charlie Hodge has now been hospitalized due to his cancer illness. Charlie has been fighting cancer for some time.
Updated March 1 2006 from E.I.N. website:
Charlie suffered a reaction to the radiation treatments he's been undergoing and it was bothering his eating. He was hospitalized and the problem was found immediately. For precaution, Sir Chaz was kept in the hospital a couple of extra days.
Charlie went home yesterday (27 Feb). While he wanted to return to the stage at Memories Theater immediately, he's being asked, for his own good, to rest at home for a couple of weeks. The doctors said, after X-rays, that Sir Chaz is showing "some improvement." He will undergo another scan in about two weeks. It wouldn't be Charlie otherwise, but while in pain in the beginning of his hospital stay, I'm told he kept the nurses laughing. It can't get any straighter than this".