Patti Smith briefly hospitalized

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Patti Smith has canceled her upcoming concerts in Italy following a brief hospitalization.

On Tuesday, Patti Smith was hospitalized in Bologna, Italy, following sudden illness, according to the Italian media outlet TGCOM24. The 76-year-old musician was in the city to perform a concert at Teatro Duse, but the venue shared an Instagram Story announcing the concert’s cancellation: ” With great regret, we inform the public that the Patti Smith concert scheduled for today cannot take place due to a sudden illness that struck the artist. »

Representatives for Patti Smith did not immediately respond to request for comment from WECB. TGCOM24 indicated that the artist was released from the Maggiore Hospital in Bologna after a medical evaluation. She was also active on Instagram earlier today, sharing an Instagram Story unrelated to the incident.

We are all sorry for the problems caused by this newscontinued the representatives of the room in their statement on social networks. Our best wishes go to the artist for a speedy recovery. »

Smith’s concert in Venice on December 14 was also canceled, as was a book signing in Milan on Friday, December 15. These shows were part of an eight-night tour of Italy, which began in November with concerts in Ancona, Bari, Naples and Modena. Smith is still scheduled to perform in Chicago and Brooklyn later this month.

Earlier this year, Patti Smith appeared as a surprise guest at the Music of Paul McCartney charity concert held at Carnegie Hall in New York. She wasn’t part of the official bill, but she appeared in the middle of the concert to perform the 1967 Beatles classic “The Beatles” for the first time. She’s Leaving Home “.


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