As we reported earlier this week, Grammy winner Peabo Bryson suffered a heart attack on Saturday. Thankfully, the 68-year-old is on his way to a full recovery.
“We are happy to report that Peabo Bryson, is on his way to making a full recovery! Mr. Bryson is still listed in stable condition and is improving, rapidly,” a representative for Bryson said in a brief statement to NewsOne. “The family continues to request privacy, but extends their deepest gratitude and appreciation to friends and fans for the outpour of love and support expressed throughout this experience.”
The statement also read, “Concert dates in May have been canceled so that Mr. Bryson can continue his rest and recovery. Efforts are being made to reschedule these performances; however, fans who have purchased tickets are encouraged to call local box offices for details and instructions.”
Bryson was at his home in Georgia early Saturday morning when he suffered a mild heart attack. The news came after reports that movie director John Singleton was in grave health following a stroke he suffered last week. Singleton died Monday.
Bryson is known for songs like 1992’s “A Whole New World” with Regina Belle, which won a Grammy and an Academy Award. His 1991 duet with Celine Dion, titled “Beauty and the Beast,” also won an Oscar and a Golden Globe award.
The Washington Post reported in 2014 that there is a huge risk of a heart attack for black men over 40, “American Journal of Preventive Medicine showed a striking increase in risk for black men between ages 40 and 79. The study found that, in the period 2011 to 2014, 65 percent of them were at high risk of having a heart attack or stroke in the next 10 years — compared with 54 percent for that age group during the period 1999 to 2002. Meanwhile, the study found that the comparable risk for white men rose from 44 to 48 percent in that period.”
According to Your Heart Health, “Black Americans are at greater risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke than White Americans.B lack women (49%) and Black men (44%) have higher rates of heart disease.”
We are happy to hear Peabo Bryson is improving. Get well soon.