Al Jarreau Cancels Show Due to Illness

Al Jarreau Cancels Show Due to Illness

The jazz great has been hospitalized for pneumonia.

Published May 21, 2012

Famed jazz singer Al Jarreau was forced to cancel a concert in California Sunday night [May 20] after being diagnosed with pneumonia. The 72-year-old Grammy-winning artist was scheduled to take the stage at the Centre at Lexus Escondido, but checked into a hospital instead, TMZ reports.

According to a rep, Jarreau's illness follows a hard schedule of touring overseas.

"Mr. Jarreau believes that his illness and fatigue resulted from a very busy week on tour, which included four concerts in Austria," they said. "He will spend a short time recovering at home before resuming his normal work schedule."

Jarreau has won seven Grammys and an additional 12 nominations over a 44-year career. In 2007 he was honored for his performance of "God Bless the Child" with Jill Scott and George Benson.

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Written by Reggie Ugwu


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