Barry Manilow rushed to hospital following mouth surgery complication
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Barry Manilow rushed to hospital following mouth surgery complication

(JTA) — Barry Manilow was rushed back to Los Angeles after a performance in Memphis because of complications from emergency oral surgery this week, a statement on his website said.

The 72-year old American-Jewish musician, known for hits “Mandy,” “Can’t Smile Without You,” “Could It Be Magic” and “Copacabana,” performed in Memphis on Wednesday, Reuters reported Friday. His next two concerts were canceled and are being rescheduled.

“Following a triumphant sold-out concert in Memphis, Barry Manilow was rushed back to Los Angeles due to complications from emergency oral surgery that Manilow had on Monday,” the statement posted on the singer’s website and his Facebook page on Thursday said.

Manilow’s latest album “My Dream Duets” has been nominated for a Grammy Award. Winners will be announced at a ceremony in Los Angeles on Monday.

“At this time it is unclear if Manilow will be able to attend the Grammy Awards” on Feb. 15, the statement said.