Barry Manilow is "out of surgery and doing well" after undergoing emergency treatment following complications from a recent oral surgery. The 72-year-old was rushed to Los Angeles on Thursday (11 February) night after a show in Memphis, Tennessee.
A post on his official Facebook page confirmed that the singer is in recovery. "Following a triumphant sold out concert in Memphis, Barry Manilow was rushed back to Los Angeles due to complications from emergency oral surgery that Manilow had on Monday.
"His Doctors report that the surgery was successful and they expect no further complications. For the next forty eight hours, Manilow has been instructed not to talk, sing, or rap. Barry thanks everyone for their well wishes and concern," the statement said.
Manilow, who is currently on his One Last Time - One Last Tour throughout North America and the UK, was forced to cancel a string of concert dates on his final tour. His managers confirmed the shows would be rescheduled and advised ticket holders to "retain their existing tickets for redemption on the night of the new date".
After the news was announced, the star's Facebook page was inundated with get well soon messages.
Famed for his hit songs "Mandy", "Can't Smile Without You", "Could It Be Magic" and "Copacabana, the New York-born singer has suffered a series of health scares over the years.
It's unclear if the singer will be able to attend Monday's Grammy Awards, where he is nominated for his 15th gong for his latest album My Dream Duets.
His tour is scheduled to end on 23 June at the O2 Arena in London.