Rep: Peabo Bryson hospitalized after mild heart attack

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NEW YORK (AP/WSPA) — A rep for Peabo Bryson says the R&B singer, known for hits such as “Beauty & the Beast” and “A Whole New World,” is hospitalized after suffering a “mild heart attack.”

A statement released Monday says the double Grammy-winner was stricken Saturday morning and is now in stable condition. The rep says both doctors and family are “optimistic for a speedy recovery” and welcome prayers on his behalf.

The 68-year-old with the silky tenor has had numerous hits, including “If You’re Ever in My Arms Again” and “Tonight I Celebrate My Love” with Roberta Flack.

The Greenville native was set to perform at the Peace Center in May.

The Peace Center says they have not received word yet on the show being canceled or postponed.

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