Singer Peabo Bryson Hospitalized After Heart Attack: Reports

April 29, 2019 Updated: April 29, 2019

Singer Peabo Bryson suffered a heart attack and was hospitalized over the weekend, it was reported.

The R&B singer is known for hits such as “Beauty and the Beast” and “A Whole New World.” They were both featured in Disney films, “Beauty and the Beast” and “Aladdin,” respectively.

The Associated Press reported that the two-time Grammy Award winner had the heart attack on April 27. He is now in stable condition.

His family and doctors are “optimistic for a speedy recovery” and welcome prayers for him.

The representative told TMZ: “At this time, privacy is requested; however, the thoughts and prayers of friends and fans are welcomed and appreciated.”

It’s not clear when he will be released from the hospital.

He also sang hits including “If You’re Ever in My Arms Again” and “Tonight I Celebrate My Love.”

The singer also maintained a friendship with Aretha Franklin, who died last summer.

Bryson said, “To be asked to be in her presence was like a command performance from the queen. You were awestruck,” according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

He released his latest album, “Stand for Love,” last year.

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