Little Richard Gravely ill?


Little Richard‘s health is reportedly grave. However, but the rock & roll legend denies these claims, saying ‘I’m Still Singing’ and ”I’m healthy,” but fears are spreading over his friend and musician Bootsy Collins tweet saying he is near death. The longtime vocalist born 1932 as Richard Wayne Penniman ill health news is causing widespread reports in the news with website Digital Music News and The Mercury News reporting the singer is in poor health and that fans are now quite concerned over the singer’s health and reports are even suggesting that his amily members are gathering at his bedside

“A friend, a legend & some say the true King of Rock & Roll. Lil-Richard needs our love & understanding right now,” Bootsy Collins wrote on Facebook on April 28th. ”He is not in the best of health so I ask all the Funkateers to lift him up.”

But according to his attorney William Sobel, for the last thirty years, he says theses reports are untrue and in fact,

“I just spoke to him today,” Sobel tells Rolling Stone. ”He said, ‘You know, I want you to talk to [the press] because I’m really annoyed. This thing started on Facebook. Not only is my family not gathering around me because I’m ill, but I’m still singing. I don’t perform like I used to, but I have my singing voice, I walk around, I had hip surgery a while ago but I’m healthy.’”

Also, the eight three-years had hip surgery, suffered a stroke and heart attack and has kept relatively quiet away from the spotlight for past two years. In Sobel’s words

I don’t know how many 83-year-olds still get up and rock it out every week, but in light of the rumors, I wanted to tell you that he’s vivacious and conversant about a ton of different things and he’s still very active in a daily routine.

Well if the rumours are untrue or true, hope he is healthy and doing fine.

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Rock ‘N’ Roll pioneer Little Richard, 80, Retires!

Image00001Little Richard is preparing to retire. The eighty year old rock n roll legend reveals that his time will now be spent on clothes designing and prayers. Real name (Richard Wayne Penniman) is well popular for his elaborated shows, outrages costumes is set to bow out of the music industry.

He told Rolling Stone magazine:

”I am done, in a sense. I don’t feel like doing anything right now.”

His health has also been an issue in the last years, he had endured problems form a sciatica and a degenerating hip. He has also done performances in the past, however in 2012 he had to put a halt to his show, saying,

  ”Jesus, please help me – I can’t hardly breathe. It’s horrible.”

With his health, he has broken his hip, and he no longer walks, but he is happy be alive and to still be able to sing. His time is now spent on thinking about how people will perceive his life’s work.

He said:

”I think my legacy should be that when I started in showbusiness, there wasn’t no such thing as rock ‘n’ roll… When I started with ‘Tutti Frutti’, that’s when rock really started rocking.”

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