Sinatra hospitalized for testing
February 10, 1998
Sinatra launched his singing career after winning an
amateur-hour contest on the radio in 1937
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LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- Entertainer Frank Sinatra was admitted
to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Tuesday morning for a series
of tests, his spokeswoman has confirmed.
"Mr. Sinatra is at Cedars where he is undergoing testing,"
Susan Reynolds said. "In respect of Mr. Sinatra's personal
request for privacy, there will be no further comment."
The ambulance that carried him to Cedars-Sinai traveled the
eight miles to the hospital without lights and siren.
"It's a non-emergency. He's fine. He's here for tests,"
hospital spokeswoman Charlie Lahaie said.
Sinatra with his wife, Barbara
Sinatra, 82, suffered a heart attack over a year ago.
Reynolds confirmed that Sinatra was accompanied to the
hospital by his wife, Barbara Sinatra. The spokeswoman could
not say how long Sinatra was expected to be hospitalized.
Just a few weeks ago, the legendary singer was hospitalized
at the Los Angeles hospital for an overnight stay, that time
for a routine checkup.