Al Jarreau in Critical Condition
American jazz singer Al Jarreau was brought on Friday to a French hospital, where he is reportedly in critical condition after collapsing during a performance last night.
The seven-time Grammy winner is being treated for respiratory problems in the intensive care unit of a hospital in the town of Gap, reports said. Hospital deputy head Maurice Marchetti said the 70-year-old singer was conscious but “slightly drowsy because of the medication and the breathing apparatus.”
Jarreau was performing in a concert in the town of Barcelonnette when he collapsed. He was brought to a clinic in Gap late last night before being transferred to the hospital today.
Jarreau holds the distinction of being one of only two artists to win a Grammy in the jazz, pop, and R&B categories. Michael Jackson was the first to achieve the feat. He has released more than 20 albums since 1975 and is known for such hits as “After All,” “Boogie Down,” and “Moonlighting,” among others.