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Jazz singer Nancy Wilson hospitalized, will miss Memphis concert

JOSHUA TREE, Calif. (AP) - Grammy-winning jazz singer Nancy Wilson is hospitalized in Southern California for treatment of a collapsed lung.

The 71-year-old entertainer is expected to recover. But a spokeswoman says Wilson will not be able to make a performance scheduled in Memphis, Tenn., next weekend.

Wilson's lung is being reinflated at Hi-Desert Medical Center. She is reported in good spirits.       Wilson, who lives in the Southern California high desert, began experiencing pain and was taken to the hospital by her husband, Wiley Burton.

Wilson spokeswoman Devra Levy says she does not know the cause of the collapsed lung. She says Wilson has had some respiratory problems over the years.

Wilson has been singing professionally for more than 50 years and is semiretired.

Last year, her album "Turned to Blue" won the Grammy for best jazz vocal album.

 

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