Darlene Love

Legendary Darlene Love Recovering from Pre-Concert Heart Attack

July 27: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Darlene Love, who has appeared on Broadway in Darlene Love and major concert and cabaret venues for years, is recovering from a heart attack suffered prior to a concert in New Jersey last weekend. She experienced chest and stomach pains prior to the performance in Asbury Park. Typically, as with many heart attack patients, she was unaware of the seriousness of her symptoms. She took painkillers before the show in order to perform.

Her pain intensified considerably the next day, and the award-winning singer was taken to the hospital, where she was informed by doctors that she was “close to death” following a heart attack. Ms. Love told radio station WCBS, "We caught it before it got bad, and I went in and had the procedure done. They told me I'd be fine in a couple of days. I can go back to my regular routine. No details were revealed about what the procedure was. Love is scheduled to perform at the new Manhattan nightspot 54 Below Sept. 24.

Darlene Love is an actress/singer whose pop hits include such sixties classics as "He's a Rebel" and "Da Doo Ron Ron" She has also appeared on Broadway in Hairspray, Grease, Leader of the Pack and the cult classic Carrie. She was also inducted to the Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame. Love's screen credits include "Shindig!," "Change of Habit," "Another World" and all four "Lethal Weapon" films. Her most recent recordings are titled "Age of Miracles" and "Unconditional Love."

From her first number one recording, “He’s A Rebel”, through her string of label hits with legendary producer Phil Spector, including “He’s Sure The Boy I’m Gonna Marry”, and “Christmas Baby Please Come Home” to the countless songs she sang backup on for artists like Sam Cooke, Elvis Presley, Dionne Warwick, Cher and Aretha Franklin, Darlene Love is still blazing a trail of success in the music industry and has been inducted to the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame. Her latest albums are Age Of Miracles, recorded live in New York City and her first gospel album, Unconditional Love, released on Harmony records.

Over the course of her career, Darlene Love has been hailed as the greatest singer in pop music.