Hazel O’Connor, veteran British singer and songwriter, is recovering from a brain bleed.
The Coventry native, 66, was hospitalized January 9 after being found at her home in southwestern France following a “serious medical event.”
The next day, “everything settles and goes” and “the next 24 hours will determine her ability to recover”, reads an update posted on social media by brother Neil O’Connor festival.
Doctors then placed her in a coma until Monday night, after which time she “made a lot of progress,” he continued, noting that “her recovery will take some time.” for a while but she is very tough and is responding to stimuli and to treatment. ”
Due to her condition, O’Connor’s Broken glass The tour date, scheduled for March, has been postponed.
All other programs before June Electric Women of the 80s, a joint tour with Toyah Willcox, has been halted without an alternative date, in the meantime read a statement from her management team.
“No one knows what progress Hazel will make or when. You might be thinking, Hazel shouldn’t be doing any gigs for the foreseeable future,” read statement. “Yes, yes, that could be the result. We just don’t know.”
The message continued, “We know Hazel is a fighter and we thought she would like to know there will be live shows coming up as something to look forward to. The decision was that we keep the month of June and beyond under constant review. “
O’Connor enjoyed a string of successes in the early 1980s, including appearances in the UK Top 10 with “Eighth Day” (#5), “D-Days” (#10) and “Will You?” (8). Her debut album, 1980s Broken glass, which peaked at number 5 on the Official UK Albums Chart. It was O’Connor who supported Duran Duran when she invited the then-unknown band to support her 1980 tour.
A present GoFundMe In the future, the page will be adapted to support O’Connor’s recovery and health.
https://www.billboard.com/music/music-news/hazel-oconnor-hospitalized-bleed-brain-1235019788/ Hazel O’Connor hospitalized after bleeding in the brain – Billboard