Fountains of Wayne co-frontman Adam Schlesinger on ventilator after coronavirus infection
Last Modified: Mar 31, 2020
Fountains of Wayne co-frontman Adam Schlesinger has been hospitalized and now has been placed on a ventilator after contracting coronavirus.
The 52-year-old Emmy, Grammy winner, and Oscars, Tonys nominee is also known as a founding member of the indie-pop bands Ivy and Tinted Windows. According to an Ivy fan twitter page, Schlesinger was in a medically induced coma following COVID-19 infection.
The tweet read, “Sad news friends. 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. We send our prayers to him, his family and doctors.”
However his attorney of 25 years, Josh Grier denied the claims. He told the Variety, “He’s very sick and is heavily sedated, as are all people on ventilators, but no one has used the word ‘coma’ to me. Adam Schlesinger has been receiving medical carer in an upstate New York hospital for more than a week.
He had received his Oscar nomination in 1997 for co-writing the theme song for the Tom Hanks-directed film That Thing You Do!. With the band Fountains of Wayne, which he co-founded with Chris Collingwood earned two Grammy nominations in 2003. Other members Jody Porter and Brian Young have been with the band since 1996.