Jazz great Al Jarreau rushed to hospital
July 23, 2010
[ChattahBox] – In news that worried his legions of fans, Jazz and R&B icon Al Jarreau was rushed to a southern France hospital last night after collapsing on stage, but is now in stable condition in intensive care.
The 70-year old, seven-time Grammy winner was taken ill before a Jazz concert last night in the French town of Barcelonnette, which lies at the southern tip of the Alps. He was then rushed to an ICU in the nearby town of Gap.
Jarreau’s London-based agents, ‘Marshall Arts’ say Al was affected by the altitude, but he hopes to resume performing next week.
“Upon medical advice, he was advised not to perform and allow time to recover,” they told Yahoo’s newshounds.
Doctors say Al’s condition was caused by nothing more serious than fatigue and the thin mountain air. Latest reports say he’s conscious and breathing unaided, but would remain in the hospital for a few days to deal with these minor problems.