Country singer David Allan Coe recuperated Saturday in a Thomasville, Ga., hospital after undergoing abdominal surgery.

Coe, 51, was listed in stable condition at John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, hospital spokesman Rick Ivey said.Dr. Edward L. Hall said the three-hour surgery Friday was urgent because an appendectomy incision had ruptured along Coe's abdominal wall, dislocating several internal organs. The appendectomy was performed several years ago, Ivey said.

Coe, who wrote "Take This Job And Shove It" for Johnny Paycheck, has recorded country hits such as "Mona Lisa Lost her Smile" and "The Ride."

Coe will spend two weeks recovering before his next concert Jan. 18. Ivey said he doesn't know the location of the concert.

Hall said the surgery had been scheduled for a later date but was performed Friday after the rupture.