Al Jarreau Reassures Fans After Pneumonia Diagnosis

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May 21, 2012 | 7:26am EST

Al Jarreau has reassured fans he is on the road to recovery after falling ill with pneumonia.
The jazz singer sparked fears for his health after cancelling a concert in California on Sunday night, but representatives for the Grammy Award winner insist he will return to work after a short period of rest.
A statement on Jarreau’s official website reads, “Al Jarreau was scheduled to sing today with The George Duke Trio at the Lexus Center, in Escondido, CA. Before the concert, though, he was diagnosed with pneumonia, which forced him to cancel the appearance.
“Mr. Jarreau believes that his illness and fatigue resulted from a very busy week on tour, which included 4 concerts in Austria. He will spend a short time recovering at home before resuming his normal work schedule. He apologizes to his Escondido area fans, and he appreciates the caring support provided by the Lexus Center staff and by George Duke and the band, who played the concert without him for a sellout crowd.”