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Singer Peabo Bryson was hospitalized after suffering a heart attack at his home in Cobb County, near Atlanta. The Grammy-winning singer fell ill at his Marietta home on Saturday morning, according to a spokesperson.

The 68-year-old has been hospitalized since Saturday at WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta. He is awake and responsive, but not taking phone calls from fans.

"Both his medical team and family are optimistic for a speedy recovery,” said a rep in a statement obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The family requests privacy at this time, although "thoughts and prayers of friends and fans are welcomed and appreciated."

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Peabo is best known for his soulful duets "What You Won't Do for Love" (with Natalie Cole), "Let the Feeling Flow", "Tonight, I Celebrate My Love" (with Roberta Flack), and solo single "If Ever You're in My Arms Again".

Peabo earned 2 Grammy awards - in 1993 and 1994 for his duets with Celine Dion ("Beauty and the Beast") and Regina Bell ("A Whole New World").

He also maintained a long relationship with the world's greatest female singer Aretha Franklin, who passed away last summer.

"To be asked to be in her presence was like a command performance from the queen. You were awestruck," he said.

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Peabo is married to Tanya Boniface. They share a 16-month-old son. He was engaged several times to boxer Sugar Ray Leonard's ex-wife Juanita Leonard. He was also engaged to former Miss Virginia Angela Thigpen.
 

Peabo Bryson If Ever You're In My Arms Again

Photos by Dave Hogan/Getty Images, WENN

  • Seldomseen

    Tew Murch

  • Topic Influencer

    Get well man. Shew!

  • ALLMINE?

    Does he sing"BABY CAN YOU STOP THE RAIN"..?

  • Trace da Ace

    damn....well wishes and prayers sent your way!!!!! He is one of my momma's favorite singers!

  • GAPeach

    Prayers up to you Peabo! One of my favorite songs that he was on is "Here We Go" with Minnie Riperton.

  • luVn_liFe…

    yes

  • luVn_liFe…

    golly

  • Yup, I said it

    Minnie Riperton, it still hurts ?

  • Li-Wright

    "He also maintained a long relationship with the world's greatest female singer Aretha Franklin, who passed away last summer." Do you mean had a "friendship" relationship? I never knew them to date.

    Anywho, I hope he recovers. One of the old school silky voices we need today. And he was having a career resurgence.

  • luVn_liFe…

    yes.. Minnie Riperton's story is a heartbreaker. STILL
    "back down memory lane" breaks me Down Every time

  • GAPeach

    ALLL these years later. That guhl could SANG!

  • Li-Wright

    What is going on? John Singleton...I'm curious to know if he took annuals. Was there anything in his history like High blood pressure?

  • WhoKnew

    Prayers up, Peabo..get well soon.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Don't forget, "Feel the fire."

  • WhoKnew

    Yes, his family said he had high blood pressure.

  • joel adams

    John Singleton - dead taken off life support
    I’m going to the Dr tomorrow, quitting fried foods, etc

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Sandra, are you sure he's not dead, too?

  • WhoKnew

    Yeah, me too. When memory lane comes on the car radio I can't listen to it. It's still kinda hurts because Minnie Riperton was so young when she died from breast cancer.

  • Rayne

    Lawd ham mercy! 2019 is a bih’!

  • Topic Influencer

    Its never too late Joel. Godspeed.

  • WhoKnew

    I think moderation is the key. I have fried foods twice a month. Everything in between is baked or grilled.

  • WhoKnew

    YAAASSSS!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    a SUMbish!!!

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    I promise you, if these celebs can make it out of 2019 they may just be alright after all. There is something in the air, water, growing in the ground...

  • stav

    Praying for a speedy recovery!

  • Topic Influencer

    with the world's greatest female singer Aretha Franklin
    ^^^^^^^^
    https://media2.giphy.com/media/o3aHoWzIpZIPe/giphy-downsized-medium.gif

  • joel adams

    I wonder why age 51 is a stroke age?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • luVn_liFe…

    with a brand new baby.. Maya Rudolph. :(

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    her husband must have done a heck of a job though, 'cause that Maya is a hoot! And it's hilarious to me that her singing voice is so bad, ROFL!!!!!

  • WhoKnew

    CDC recently reported that 34% of people under the age of 65 are dying or are being hospitalized from ischemic strokes. It's probably a combination of diet and stress.

    I don't cut out what I like to eat. I cut down. I just eat it in moderation. Love fried chicken with the crispy batter but I know fried foods all the time aren't good for me so like I said I eat fried foods about twice a month. And everything is with moderation including red meat. I'm not giving up my steak...I just don't eat red meat 20 times a month. I probably also eat red meat no more than 3 times a month. I eat a lot of chicken, fish and salmon.

  • luVn_liFe…

    Yes I was just telling my coworker "moderation is KEY!" she's going on a fad drastic diet

  • WhoKnew

    Drastic diet could do more harm. She needs to ease her way into a diet and start with moderation.

  • GAPeach

    Wait...she can't sing? I thought she was singing background on the D'Angelo tribute to Prince. I think she just be playing around. She definitely wasn't stinking up the place that day.

  • TeamCowboys

    Baby can you stop the rainnnnn ? ?
    Love that song, I pray he gets better ????

  • Chhzz

    loving these memes...a pic really is worth a thousand words

  • Alextra Ballard

    Portion control...chille I ordered me a food scale,measuring cups and spoons and took off 24 pounds in april and 17 pounds in march. Watch your carbs and suga

  • Chhzz

    from fallen, take this pain away, I do anything to be in your arms again, baby can you.....
    stand the rain.....

  • GAPeach

    What movie is this from?

  • WhoKnew

    Exactly. Portion control. Look at you looking all good and healthy! Keep up the good work.

  • Shenanigans1

    That’s right, food or stress is not worth costing you your life.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Fried food is the pure evil

  • Topic Influencer

    From the 90s TV show Roc.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Never

  • Topic Influencer

    OMG. I LOVE THAT SONG

  • goat

    Damn, I always thought that was from the movie "Rudy"

  • Topic Influencer

    It might be Goat! I thought it was in opening credits of the TV show.

  • luVn_liFe…

    maya is HILLAIR

  • GAPeach

    So...I've been on here commenting all day and laughing and stuff, but crying here and there. My grandfather died yesterday. Hug your loved ones while you can. They can be gone in an instant.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • OUBoyWonder

    Naw, that's from the movie Rudy. Remember he was the custodian that helped Rudy when he was working with Charles Dutton to get through college. I believe this is the scene where they FINALLY put Rudy in and he made a good tackle. This movie is legit, check it out if you haven't.

  • Coffee1st

    .... and im going to get me some Chantix.
    Tired of these thangs...
    Good luck!

  • Coy little wink

    You GO girl!!

  • goat

    It's Rudy, I had to do my googles cause my mind is bad..lol

  • joel adams

    I just left Wal-Mart got ALL FOUR steps of the patch. Good luck too!

  • iWasteTime

    So Sorry for your loss Sis

  • Topic Influencer

    Hell mine too lol

  • iWasteTime

    Rudy

  • Topic Influencer

    I sure as hell recall now. Had LEGIT forgot about that WHOLE movie til Goat said it.

  • Topic Influencer

    Im so so SORRY man. God bless yall

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    oh! okay, i always wondered about it, but i've only ever seen her do her off-key singing in her comedy bits. that's good to know, because it would drive me cray if my mom had Minnie's pipes and i didn't get ANY of that gift, LOL!

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Larry King suffered a heart attack too...wth is going on in 2019!!!

  • OUBoyWonder

    LMAO, yall wild! I also remember because my brother and I would do the "Rudy clap" for random things after we saw the movie. The way Charles clapped with conviction and heart stuck with us...yalls minds aren't bad it jsut happens, hell it took me FOREVER yesterday to remember Mel Sharples name from "Alice". I was all "You know, the guy that yelled Dingy! What was his name?!" LOL

  • Coy little wink

    You can do it!

  • Cheese eggs

    What in the name of the 1990's is going on?

  • Coy little wink

    You can do it! My mom quit cold turkey...for her man ?

  • mzwhang90210

    Condolences!!

  • mzwhang90210
  • Seldomseen

    Sorry for your loss

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    so sorry hun... bless you (and your fam)...

    https://media3.giphy.com/media/diAhf8bYer76E/giphy.gif

  • mzwhang90210

    Peabo, John S, Larry K. *sigh*
    "Rainy days and Mondays always get me down."
    Get well soon!!

  • GAPeach

    Thank you everyone!

  • Tiffany Miller

    Is it me or does it seem as if their eyes are a telltale sign that there were heart/health issues? Even the director's eyes seemed a bit bloodshot.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    whang!!!

    it's bean a helluva monday in these blog streets, smh https://media1.giphy.com/media/3og0IGsgNJ023Z9pJe/giphy.gif

  • Gamer?? Chick

    Baby can you stop the rain from falling, get better Peabo!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    wait... you not telling me Larry King been transplanted to bloom???!!! https://media2.giphy.com/media/r1wowvZiCQR7W/giphy.gif

  • mzwhang90210

    Peabo, uber talented man. Seems like he was down to earth too.
    Heart attacks, strokes, smh. This is why I try to include more raw veggies/fruit in my diet everyday. I'm not a food Nazi, (I eat whatever I have the desire to eat.) But I try to make healthier choices along with exercise, rest and mindful meditation. I'm taking NO chances. My great aunt lived to be 105 yrs old. I'm trynna beat HER record.

  • GAPeach

    I honestly have never seen it, but I'm going to make it my business to watch.

  • Seldomseen

    Y’all so crazy

  • mzwhang90210

    You know what ????
    WTH does "transported to bloom" mean tho??
    I'm weak.

  • Gamer?? Chick

    That young thang up top didn’t cause your heart attack did she sir....

  • mzwhang90210

    Hey NunCCCCCCC you web toed heffa! ?
    Chile, I'm like ol girl in the Broadway play, "Don't bring me no (more) bad news!! "

  • mzwhang90210

    Good for you. You can do anything you put your mind to.
    I'd ease into it though. Drastic deprivation could be just as detrimental as over indulgence. Slow and steady wins the race.
    Sending you support & good vibes!!?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    oh, LOL!

    "transplanted to bloom" ...it used to be a staple on local radio. sunday mornings, when they had gospel music blocks, whenever they announced the homegoings, they'd play this as the intro. it's an old song, but a DC bishop re-did it and it was a local hit. the verse is 'transplanted to bloom, in the master's bouquet' ...

    now i'm shame...

    https://media3.giphy.com/media/K1QnLV1caRpuw/giphy.gif

  • Ni Ni

    Not Peabo too.?I'm like Yoni now, anybody heard from Freddie Jackson? Stevie still ok? I seen Glenn Jones on Unsung a few weeks ago... guess he's doing ok. We done already lost one of our great male vocalists, James Ingram... I was just watching Beauty & the beast (yes i watch cartoons every now and again) last weekend and love to hear him and regina sing at the end of the movie. Prayers up?

  • Strappyheels

    He’s older than Methuselah!!

  • Ni Ni

    You might be on to something there...

  • mzwhang90210

    I thought that was his daughter in that pic!!! Turns out that's his wife and they have a little one. Wow.
    OT: I read folks are ALREADY fighting over John Singleton's estate. SMDH.
    Money will show you who people really are. There are still some folks I refuse to associate with since my mom died. I saw the REAL folks, and I'm talking relatives here.

  • Strappyheels

    Being 68 and running after at 16 month old?????????????????

  • TeamCowboys

    *sings to my imaginary man* ??

  • Chicagowise

    Popping them vee-agras?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i'm trying to ignore your comments on today ma'am... please logout of this post.

  • mzwhang90210

    ???

  • Strappyheels

    Umm, no!!?

  • Rayne

    Woooo Chile

  • TamG

    If you’ve never seen him perform “Feel the Fire” live, you have missed a real treat. When I saw him perform that last year, he put his foot all up IN that song! It was awesome.

  • Renee Bee

    Same thing here Whang. My mom passed over and the lunatic brigade that was left on this earth showed all their azzes. I still ignore most of them. https://media2.giphy.com/media/11YdnfyG6qvuWk/giphy.gif

  • GAPeach

    Yessss! We were listening to it last weekend. I had a barbecue. Gonna have another one next weekend for Mother's Day too. Nothing else to do here.

  • GAPeach

    I'm not really sure she has her mama's pipes, but she can sing, There are a bunch of videos on YouTube, I was gonna upload one, but I wasn't sure if Sandra deletes them or not.

  • bemetoo

    Never did but love his voice

  • bemetoo

    How sway?? How the fawk he has a 16month old?? How dare that young tender roni sit on that 67 year dack ? and make it explode

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Thanks hun, I'll check it out (Maya play too much, Lol!)

  • PlayerP

    Godspeed

  • Dahl

    “..he is not taking phone calls from fans.”

    Was he doing so previously...?

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    Sorry for your loss Peach.

  • Renee26

    Sending well wishes... His daughter is pretty... Please let that be his daughter ?

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Prayers going up for you PB??

  • PlayerP

    You too? My G-Ma passed years ago and they still hold annual, individual, Lunatic Brigade meetings...yearly...once a year...but in character ALL YEAR long.
    I tried to peek back in and was like...nah...I'm good

  • Renee26

    Chile... My daddy had his youngest at 65

  • Renee26

    Seee I was wishing it was his daughter... She kinda looks like him

  • Renee26
  • Renee26

    Sorry for your loss

  • Renee26

    Congrats!

  • Vonn

    ?

  • Vonn

    The big mouth blogger that called Wendy's sister wife's hospital room may have called him. ????

  • Coffee1st

    NO...???..NO I CAN'T..???!!!!

    That's why I have to get this durn medicine that's gon mess wit my precious dopamine receptors ???

    (whispers)...I don't need nothin messin with my mind....see what im trying to tell you here????

    Smh, i feel so guilty for not having the strength to do it on my own (God bless your mother) but I've got to do SOMETHIN... DAMN THAT LIL GREEN N WHITE BOX!!!!

    Okay. Dun. Thanks for letting me vent.

  • Coffee1st

    I truly wish you the best.
    These cigarettes is the straight devil.

  • Coffee1st

    Sooo...cigarettes & fried foods are twins?

  • Alextra Ballard

    Thank yew

  • Alextra Ballard

    Thanks coy

  • Alextra Ballard

    It was hard in the beginning but chiiile I fought through it

  • Alextra Ballard

    I Usta couldn’t stand wet chicken.lmao...meaning baked...now that’s all I eat. Bake chicken and fish. When changes your eating habits,boil eggs are your bestfriend

  • Coy little wink

    Lol. You can vent. Get it all out. Then do it. Its a mental thing. You have to believe it. You are stronger than that box. Believe in yourself like I believe in you....

    * Glenda the good witch voice...

  • rockstar2142

    I discovered Glenn Jones from that episode. What a great voice & good music he made.

  • rockstar2142

    No not Peabo!!! I was just listening to him yesterday & joking with my mom like she don’t know nothing bout peabo she like girl I put you onto him. Prayers up????

  • Kay J

    Please don't take Peabo Bryson! I grew up his music and he paved the way for alot others to follow. Praying for his full recovery ??

  • Eileen

    nope thats his wife!!! shocking right?!

  • Eileen

    yep thats what they do plastic surgery and all...

  • hottlanta

    Money changes some thangs

  • hottlanta

    Like the movie color purple. How did he die. On top of me.

  • Eileen

    too young this girl is too young..

  • hottlanta

    Farrah fawcett was a vegan n died from cancer. A whopper every once in a while aint gonna kill ya.

  • hottlanta

    Well he been married 7 times. Writing all them alimony checks will take a toll sooner or later.

  • GAPeach

    GIR! My MIL died almost 2 years ago and they are STILL fighting even though she had a will.

  • Renee Bee

    I'm so sorry you lost your granny.
    Folks are just nuts. I try not to let them reside in my head rent free. ?

  • NaeNae2015

    Lawd.......You almost took me out of here..... LMBO!!!

  • Applebum

    If ever you’re in my arms again is one of my all times favorite songs.

    Why is he with this young gold digger? ?????

  • XoXo

    Therein lies the problem (up top in that pic).

  • Rere

    ???? I needed that laugh

  • datjerk

    He has a 16 month old???

  • Coy little wink

    Too easy...

  • mzwhang90210

    Renee I thought the same.

  • mzwhang90210

    Renee Bee that gif done took me all the way out!!!!?????????
    Thank you girl I had a RUFF day...I needed that laff.

  • StoneColdLady

    Baby, my grandparents raised me, I literally was released from the hospital and my father took me to them. When my grandma got sick she moved in with me. My mom didn’t call, come see her nothing, BUT when mama died she had the nerve to try and contest the will because she felt I shouldn’t get ANYTHING

  • mzwhang90210

    Sorry about the loss of your mother Renee Bee.?

    Yeah girl, folks will show every nook & cranny of their behinds when people pass. I had to lovingly detach from all toxic relatives.

  • StoneColdLady

    My boo does this! Before we met he was huge, he actually loss over 200 pounds and has kept it off for years! He also exercises regularly daily. He looks totally different. Congratulations!

  • mzwhang90210

    Green & white box, I'm guessing Newports. ?

  • Ghost

    Sorry for your loss ??

  • Renee Bee

    Aww great! You always make me laugh so hard (when you decide to show up in the garden) #shade with love Lol.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    ?

  • RealATLPeach36

    His wife is pretty although I automatically thought she was his daughter. Then I read further and examine her hands..yes she not old as him but she’s definitely a woman of age.

  • RealATLPeach36

    I'm not calling him lol

  • rockstar2142

    That’s my jam girl.

  • Kimocha

    Sooo he's 68 yrs old, and his 16 MONTH OLD son is the ONLY child he EVER had??

  • Kimocha

    Sooo he's 68 yrs old, and his 16 MONTH OLD son is the ONLY child he EVER had??... I'm surprised by that!... I pray he gets well soon!

  • Maxx

    See I thought it was his daughter too at first glance!

  • Maxx

    Thanks for that gross image that will live with me all day! Ugh

  • Maxx

    Tanya Boniface is 48 years old so that's really not that bad. Homegirl just looks gooooood! I need them their genes.

  • bemetoo

    I wonder if he’s cut or uncut eeewwh

  • jay

    When music was so beatiful and full of love. This brother is a great contributor to our culture. Blessings go out to you. I hope you fully recover and continue to bless us.

  • Hazel

    Time to play nurse maid and earn your keep girlfriend.

  • Maxima

    One of the most underrated singers of our time.

  • Strappyheels

    Peabo looking “how you doing”?
    I’ve lived in SF too long?????

  • Strappyheels

    He was throwing it far and WIDE!!????

  • Strappyheels

    I have never forgotten her last performance on Soul Train!!

  • Renee26

    By his 3rd wife...their youngest spawn... He's grown now.