Singer Peggy Lee Suffers Stroke
Nov. 03, 1998
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Peggy Lee, the smoky-voiced singer-composer famous for such songs as ``Is That All There Is?'' and ``Fever,'' has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke.
Nicki Lee Foster said her 78-year-old mother had the stroke Oct. 27.
``She's conscious and her family has been with her,'' she said Monday, refusing to say where her mother was hospitalized.
Ms. Foster said doctors were trying to determine whether the stroke caused permanent damage.
Miss Lee is best known for the hit song ``Fever,'' remade by numerous artists, including Madonna. She won a Grammy in 1969 for the song ``Is That All There Is?''
A diabetic, Miss Lee has been troubled by a number of health problems. In 1961, she contracted double pneumonia. In 1976, she had a near-fatal fall in a New York hotel and was seriously injured in a fall in Las Vegas in 1987.
In early 1985, she underwent four angioplasties _ balloon surgery to open clogged arteries. While appearing in New Orleans in October 1985, she underwent double-bypass heart surgery.