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Peabo Bryson in hospital after suffering mild heart attack

Peabo Bryson, who sang with Celine Dion on “Beauty and the Beast” and with Regina Belle on “A Whole New World,” is in the hospital after suffering a mild heart attack, TMZ reports.

The news came after reports that movie director John Singleton (Boyz n the Hood) was in grave health following a stroke he suffered last week.

A rep for Bryson told TMZ that the balladeer suffered a heart attack Saturday, but is responsive. His family and doctors say he’ll recover. The rep notes, “At this time, privacy is requested; however, the thoughts and prayers of friends and fans are welcomed and appreciated.”

Bryson is best known for songs like 1992’s “A Whole New World” with Regina Belle, which won a Grammy and an Academy Award. His 1991 duet with Celine Dion, titled “Beauty and the Beast,” also won an Oscar and a Golden Globe award. Our thoughts and prayers are with Peabo Bryson at this moment.

According to Mayo Clinic, there are several lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your risk of heart disease:

• Quit or don’t start smoking

• Exercise 30 to 60 minutes a day on most days of the week, or 60 to 90 minutes if you need to lose weight

• Maintain a healthy weight

• Eat a diet that’s low in saturated fat, cholesterol and salt

• Take prescribed medications appropriately

• Manage other conditions that are risk factors for heart disease, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.

For more information from Mayo Clinic about heart health, visit www.mayoclinic.org.

Jeff Kode

Jeff Kode has previously written articles for The Arizona Republic, as well as other publications including Echo Magazine and IONAZ Magazine. He is an enthusiastic movie lover, and enjoys discovering new music. He was previously on air middays with his own show The Sugar Rush, 6-9 am on The Morning Beat with Steve and Jeff, and can now be heard during the afternoon drive 3 to 5 pm at 88.7 The Pulse.