The 52-year-old grammy and emmy award winning singer of ‘Fountains of Wayne’ Adam Schlesinger has now been hospitalized and is on a ventilator fighting for his life after contracting the lethal Coronavirus. As The New York Post reports:
Fountains of Wayne co-frontman Adam Schlesinger is hospitalized and on a ventilator after contracting coronavirus, according to reports.
It was initially reported that the 52-year-old Emmy and Grammy winner, who is also a founding member of the indie pop bands Ivy and Tinted Windows, was in a medically induced coma after contracting the potentially deadly bug, but Schlesinger’s longtime lawyer denied that.
“He’s very sick and is heavily sedated, as are all people on ventilators, but no one has used the word ‘coma’ to me,” attorney Josh Grier told Variety.
Schlesinger has been in an upstate New York hospital for more than a week and is receiving great medical care, Grier told the news outlet.
Sad news friends,
Adam Schlesinger who is 52 year old from Ivy and the Fountains of Wayne has been on a ventilator for 2 weeks (and is in a medical induced coma) because of COVID-19.
We send our prayers to him, his family and doctors. pic.twitter.com/j1zImgzWKk
— IVY (@IvyFanPage) March 31, 2020
Schlesinger has three emmy awards to his name and also wrote the ‘Fountains of Wayne’ hit song ‘Stacey’s Mom.’