Legendary music producer Quincy Jones was rushed to hospital after suffering severe chest pains. The 82-year-old fell ill at his Bel-Air mansion, but after receiving medical treatment is now ‘fine’, his spokesman confirmed.
He was taken by ambulance to a local emergency room a law enforcement source told TMZ. A Los Angeles fire department spokeswoman said: “At 1:20 p.m. we received a call for unspecified medical aid.”
Jones’ spokesman Arnold Robinson said in a statement to the Daily News: “Quincy is fine. He had some shortness of breath and in an abundance of caution he went in for observation. He is fine though.”
In an illustrious career, Jones has worked with music greats such as Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Sarah Vaughan, Duke Ellington, Dean Martin, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder during his career. He has 27 Grammys to his name including a Grammy Legend Award in 1991 and is tied with Alison Krauss for having won the second most Grammys in history. He was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.
Jones was instrumental in the success of Michael Jackson co-producing Jackson’s 1979 album “Off The Wall” as well as the record-breaking “Thriller” in 1982 and “Bad” in 1987.
He now is suing the King of Pop’s estate claiming he’s owed millions in back royalties. In response to Jones’s lawsuit, representatives of the Jackson estate have said that to their knowledge the producer has been properly compensated.