Adam Schlesinger Of Fountains Of Wayne On Ventilator Because Of Coronavirus

Bruce Haring

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Adam Schlesinger, an Emmy and Grammy winner and Oscar nominee, as well as a leader of the pop band Fountains of Wayne, is on a ventilator after contracting the coronavirus. Although initially reported to be in a medically induced coma, later reports have questioned that claim.

The 52-year-old songwriter was Oscar-nominated for his title track on the 1996 Tom Hanks film That Thing You Do. He has three Emmys

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The 52-year-old pop savant has three Emmys and a Grammy in his collection, and an Oscar nomination for “That Thing That You Do,” the title track to the 1996 Tom Hanks-directed film. He has three Emmys and a Grammy for his work as a producer, engineer and songwriter.

In addition to film, his resume includes TV (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Sesame Street), theater (Cry-Baby: The Musical) and his work with Fountains of Wayne, whose hit Stacey’s Mom was No. 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2003.

“Sad news friends,” reads a post from an Ivy fan account, which said Schlesinger was on a ventilator for two weeks and is now n a medically-induced coma. “We send our prayers to him, his family and doctors,” the post said.

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