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Fountains of Wayne Singer on a Ventilator

Adam Schlesinger sickened with the coronavirus
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 31, 2020 2:41 PM CDT

(Newser) – Another celebrity has been hit hard by the coronavirus. Adam Schlesinger, known first as the singer of Fountains of Wayne and later as a songwriter for the TV show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, has been hospitalized in upstate New York since last week and is on a ventilator, his lawyer said Tuesday. Variety has this statement from attorney Josh Grier: "He’s very sick and is heavily sedated, as are all people on ventilators, but no one has used the word 'coma' to me"; initial reports had indicated the 52-year-old was in a medically induced coma.

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Chris Collingwood of Fountains of Wayne tweeted a statement from Schlesinger's family that noted "his condition is improving and we are cautiously optimistic." If you can't quite place the band, the Hollywood Reporter notes its best-known song is 2003's "Stacy's Mom." (This media figure revealed a COVID-19 diagnosis on Tuesday.)

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