Quincy Jones Rushed To Hospital: Shortness Of Breath Or Minor Accident At Home? [Update]

Quincy Jones was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital Thursday complaining of severe shortness of breath. Although he is currently under medical care, he is doing well and should be released soon.

82-year-old had Quincy Jones suffered from shortness of breath. While reports indicate he fell in his Bel-Air Home, it was later confirmed the music icon had suffered from severe shortness of breath. Fortunately, he has been listed as stable as was confirmed by his spokesperson, Arnold Robinson,

“Quincy had some shortness of breath and in an abundance of caution he went in for observation. He is fine.”

Despite the cursory confirmation of Jones’ stability, sources indicate Jones collapsed in his home after he complained about feeling uneasy and had trouble breathing. Law enforcement officials who responded to the medical emergency added that Jones was in his Bel-Air home when he felt short of breath Thursday night. Though it is not immediately clear who alerted the authorities, an ambulance rushed to the location and picked up Quincy Jones. Interestingly, the Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman refrained from confirming if it was indeed Jones who had to be rushed to the hospital,

“At 1:20 p.m. we received a call for unspecified medical aid. An ambulance transported a single patient.”

Quincy Jones is one of thE world’s most celebrated contemporary musicians. He has 27 Grammy Awards to his name, and he has worked with legendary musical giants, including Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Sarah Vaughan, Duke Ellington, Dean Martin, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and Michael Jackson during his illustrious career, reported New York Daily News. Despite his accolades, he is fondly remembered for producing albums like Thriller, Bad, and Off The Wall for the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Quincy Jones received the John F. Kennedy Center Honors in 2001, and he was admitted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013, reported TMZ.

Although he has a long history with the late Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones has been embroiled in a legal battle with the late pop icon’s estate. Jones’ lawsuit claimed that the estate owes him millions. He alleged the Jackson estate and Sony Entertainment were responsible for the decision to remix and edit master recordings he produced for Michael Jackson to avoid paying him royalties.

[Update] ABC News reports that Quincy Jones is well. He even tweeted about his health.


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