Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne, Ivy) hospitalized for COVID-19, on ventilator

Brenda Watkins
March 31, 2020

The singer's attorney, Josh Grier, told Variety the singer is not in a coma but confirmed he is being treated at an upstate NY hospital.

"He's very sick and is heavily sedated, as are all people on ventilators", Grier told the outlet. Grier also told Variety that Schlesinger has been in an Upstate New York hospital and that doctors were "reluctant to make predictions because so much about the disease remains unknown".

Adam Schlesinger who is 52 year old from Ivy and the Fountains of Wayne has been on a ventilator for 2 weeks (and is in a medical induced coma) because of COVID-19. Although initially reported to be in a medically induced coma, later reports have questioned that claim.

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Fountains of Wayne is known for its former smash hit "Stacy's Mom", which was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Vocal Pop Performance in the early 2000s.

Schlesinger's work has spanned across multiple mediums, with the musician already earning a Grammy for his work on a Stephen Colbert Christmas album and an Emmy for his work on the music for the CW series, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Schlesinger has since gone on to a well-respected career in television, film and theater, winning three Emmys along the way.

His Oscar nomination in 1997 was for co-writing the theme song for the Tom Hanks-directed film "That Thing You Do!", one of his first successful forays outside the realm of his own music-making with Fountains of Wayne.

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