Saturday, April 5, 2008

Nancy Wilson Hospitalized

Grammy winner Nancy Wilson hospitalized

The Canadian Press
Nancy Wilson, 71, won a Grammy in 2007 for best jazz vocal album for Turned to Blue.

JOSHUA TREE, Calif. (AP) — Grammy-winning jazz singer Nancy Wilson was hospitalized early Monday for treatment of a collapsed lung, a spokeswoman said.
Wilson, 71, was expected to recover but will not be able to make a performance scheduled in Memphis, next weekend, said Devra Levy, wife of Wilson's manager, John Levy.
Wilson's lung was being reinflated at Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree and she was in good spirits, Devra Levy told The Associated Press.
Wilson, who lives in the Southern California high desert, began experiencing pain and was taken to the hospital by her husband, Wiley Burton.
Devra Levy said she did not know the cause of the collapsed lung. She said Wilson has had some respiratory problems over the years.
Wilson has been singing professionally for more than 50 years and is semiretired.
Last year, her album Turned to Blue won the Grammy for best jazz vocal album. She also won that category at the 2005 Grammy Awards for the album R.S.V.P. (Rare Songs, Very Personal). In 1965 she was presented the Grammy for best rhythm & blues recording for How Glad I Am.
Wilson had been scheduled to perform April 5 at The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts in Memphis.
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