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Quincy Jones recovering in hospital

Quincy Jones is on the mend after experiencing a health scare. Over the weekend, the musician had a bad reaction to something he ate and was rushed to the hospital, according to TMZ.

Per the outlet, paramedics arrived at his home in Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon and took him to the emergency room. Jones, 90, was later cleared by doctors and released from the hospital, TMZ reports, with his rep noting that he never lost consciousness and was in “great spirits.”

A rep for the musician did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

Jones is a renowned record producer, musician, and songwriter who previously worked with greats like Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, and Michael Jackson. He was also a producer for the 1985 film The Color Purple and the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Over the years, he has been open about his health struggles. In his 2018 documentary Quincy, he revealed that he had previously suffered from two brain aneurysms.

Though he is yet to publicly comment on his health, Jones’ most recent post on social media is a tribute to the late Tina Turner after her death in May.

“Ms. Tina Turner was the one & ONLY Tina Turner, & I’m immensely honored that we got to be on this planet at the same time,” he wrote. “What a woman & what a soul…The best to ever do it. From working together on music to having her on ‘We Are The World,’ the memories are full of love & layered with laughter.”

He continued, “I initially had the idea to cast her as Shug Avery in ‘The Color Purple’ but after Steven & I outlined the role to her, she told us that she had lived it and would never be subjected to such violence moving forward. She then went on to do ‘Mad Max,’ and I have respected her even more ever since. She was an incredibly strong woman who weathered much of life & she earned every ounce of praise & more. Miss you already, TT.”

In other news – Offset honors late rapper Takeoff on first birthday since his death

Offset remembered his late friend and bandmate Takeoff on what would have been his 29th birthday Sunday. The rapper honored the late Kirsnick Khari Ball, who was killed in a shooting last November, with a loving Instagram post stacked with photos of Takeoff throughout the years.

“Happy birthday rocket man,” Offset, 31, captioned the post. “the greatest to touch a mic!! the best spirit ever!! purest man I know your heart was golden bring me peace bra we celebrate your life because you are still right here I love you gang 🚀🚀🚀🚀.” Read More

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