Get Well Soon – Nancy Wilson
I recently had the pleasure of watching Nancy Wilson at the City of Miami Gardens 3rd Annual Jazz In The Garden on March 16, 2008. She gave a heart warming performance and took time out to be especially interactive with the over 10,000 patrons. So I was extremely saddened to her that Ms. Wilson was hospitalized with a collapsed lung.
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.
It was really great to hear that she was in good spirits ad we certainly hope for a speedy recovery.
Information surrounding her illnes is rather skethcy, but it was said that Ms. Wilson began experiencing pain and was taken to the hospital by her husband, Wiley Burton. The cause of the her condition is not yet determined. Sources say that Ms. Wilson has had some respiratory problems over the years.
Wilson has been singing professionally for more than 50 years and is semi-retired. Her performance at the recently concluded “Jazz In The Garden was dubbed as an out of retirement appearance.
Last year, her album “Turned to Blue” won the Grammy for best jazz vocal album. She also won that category at the 2005 Grammys for the album “R.S.V.P. (Rare Songs, Very Personal).” In 1965 she was presented the Grammy for best rhythm & blues recording for “How Glad I Am.”