Adam Schlesinger of Fountains Of Wayne 'Very Sick' From COVID-19

The Emmy-winning songwriter has been hospitalized

March 31, 2020

Fountains Of Wayne co-founder and Emmy-winning songwriter Adam Schlesinger is battling coronavirus, currently hospitalized and on a ventilator according to his attorney, Josh Grier.

Grier has stepped in to clear up conflicting reports, with a source first stating that Schlesinger was in a “medically-induced coma” from COVID-19.

“He’s very sick and is heavily sedated, as are all people on ventilators, but no one has used the word ‘coma’ to me,” Grier tells Variety. Schlesinger is currently receiving care at a hospital in Upstate New York, and he has been there for over a week.

In addition to co-founding the GRAMMY-nominated band Fountains Of Wayne with Chris Collingwood, Schlesinger has become a prolific songwriter for television and film, earning an Emmy for his work on the show, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and an Oscar nomination for co-writing the theme song from the film, That Thing You Do!

In 2003, Fountains Of Wayne broke through into the mainstream with “Stacy’s Mom.” The song climbed to number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent 17 weeks on the chart.

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