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Nancy Wilson is in the Hospital and can use your thoughts and prayers

by on Apr.02, 2008, under News

JOSHUA TREE, Calif. — Jazz singer Nancy Wilson is in hospital for treatment of a collapsed lung.


spokeswoman for the 71-year-old Grammy-winning singer says she is

expected to recover but will not be able to make a performance

scheduled in Memphis, Tennessee next weekend. Devra Levy, wife of

Wilson's manager, John Levy, said Wilson's lung was being reinflated at

Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree, California.

She says the singer is in good spirits.


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.


year, her album “Turned to Blue” won the Grammy for best jazz vocal

album. She also won that category at the 2005 Grammys 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.”

The Canadian Press


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