Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

WEB NEWS

Hashtag battle over Venezuelan president's address to nation

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'Syriza has opened a breach'

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

DR Congo: Senate amends controversial constitutional law

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Twitter storm as IMF boss Lagarde hails late Saudi King as 'strong advocate of women'

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Pope and family planning: Heated debate over pontiff's 'rabbit' comments (part 2)

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Greece 'set to run out of money by March'

Read more

WEB NEWS

Facebook is cracking down on viral hoaxes

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Saudi King Abdullah dies: Succession, stability and youth in question (part 1)

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Davos 2015: Businesses 'cautiously optimistic' in Japan

Read more

Culture

US jazz singer Al Jarreau critically ill in hospital

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-07-23

US jazz singer Al Jarreau has been rushed to a hospital in southern France and is in a "critical" condition, health officials say.

AFP - Veteran US jazz singer Al Jarreau was in a "critical" condition Friday in a French hospital where he was admitted for respiratory problems, health officials said.

Jarreau, 70, was taken to the intensive care unit of a clinic in the Alpine town of Gap late Thursday, the hospital said in a statement.

"Doctors are concerned about his condition," it said. "He is being given appropriate treatment and they hope to see an improvement in the coming hours."

Jarreau had been due to give a concert at a festival in nearby Barcelonnette.

Date created : 2010-07-23

COMMENT(S)