American singer and songwriter Barry Manilow was taken to a hospital in Los Angeles on Thursday due to complications from a surgery he underwent earlier this week.
Manilow, 72, just finished a sold-out concert in Memphis when he needed to be transported back to California to check the complications in an emergency oral surgery he had on Monday.
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The “Can’t Smile Without You” singer has already announced that his concerts in Highland Heights on Thursday, and in Nashville on Friday are both rescheduled. People who already have tickets may keep them and wait for further announcements.
According to a press release, due to the complication, it is still unclear whether he will be able to attend the Grammy Awards on Monday, where he is nominated for what could be his 15th Grammy Award.
Manilow’s newest album, My Dream Duets, is nominated as Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album in 2015.
The “Mandy” singer is currently in his One Last Time – One Last Tour, with stops throughout North America, and the United Kingdom.
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While the trip back to the hospital may have made some fans worried, Manilow’s publicist, Victoria Varela, said that he is in good condition.
“Other than the dental issue, he is doing great,” she said.
This is not the first time that the crooner has been rushed to the hospital for oral complications.
Back in 1986, Manilow was reportedly rushed to the hospital after a benign tumor in his upper jaw ruptured. Doctors had to let him sign a waiver allowing them to do whatever they can to save him, even if it meant removing half his mouth in the procedure.
“They told me I nearly died,” Manilow said then.
In 1999, the “I Write the Songs” singer was once again admitted due to an urgent dental surgery.
Watch Barry Manilow Perform ‘I Write the Songs’
Last year, the legendary performer announced that he would be having his final major tour.
“It doesn’t mean I’m retiring or anything,” Manilow told reports. “I’ll do shows and I’ll promote albums if I make any more, but no more big tours.”
In his old age, Manilow has definitely felt the exhaustion of the tours he had over the course of 40 years.
“It’s too much packing. It’s 40 years — more than that, really — of packing and waiting for room service,” he added.
The singer also said in an interview with Billboard that most people think that being a performer on tour is a glamorous thing, when in fact “‘glamorous’ is the last word I would use for this job.”
Manilow stressed that during his tours and concerts, he hasn’t gone out of the way just to see some places and chill out. To Barry, his being an artist is a job that he should taken seriously.
In his last major tour, Manilow told Billboard that it would be among the longest tours he has had in his career. It has also been years since he embarked on such a long and major concert tour.
“I’m trying to get in as many of the big hits as I can,” he said, stating that he would try to fill his concerts with as many of his previous hits as possible. “Hopefully people will remember them, but I’m going to do them anyway.”
“Mandy” was Manilow’s first chart-topper, and it was followed by several hits in the 1970’s, 1980’s, and even in the more recent 1990’s.
In 2014, Barry Manilow launched two albums and married his manager Garry Kief in a secret wedding that only a few people knew about.
Barry Manilow Performs ‘Mandy’ Live
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