As you may be aware, it was reported on March 31st, that the beautiful and talented jazz singer Nancy Wilson was hositalized for treatment of a collapsed lung.
“A 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.” (SOURCE)
Click on the source link above to see the remaining details of the announcement of Ms. Wilson’s hositalization in the Canadian Press. But I am so wondering why I have seen no follow-up on Ms. Wilson’s recovery in the American Press. I guess it is the same reason I have been unable to find any details on the passing of Luther Vandross’ beloved mother Mary Ida Vandross at about the same time. These are truly things that make you go hmmmm!
The only further mention of Ms. Wilson’s condition that I have come across is this:
Nancy Wilson Cancels Jazz Festival – by Paul Cashmere – April 8 2008
“Legendary jazz singer Nancy Wilson has now confirmed that she will not be able to come to Australia for Melbourne Jazz 2008.
Wilson was hospitalized last week with a collapsed lung. Her immediate work was cancelled. That has now extended to next month’s Australian visit. ” The remainder of the article can be found here.
I am sure that you all join me in wishing Ms. Wilson a speedy and complete recovery and hope that she is out and about performing real soon. Here is classic Nancy Wilson for your enjoyment.
1987 performance of “Forbidden Lover” on the Arsenio Hall TV Show.
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