Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne, Ivy) hospitalized for COVID-19, on ventilator
Adam Schlesinger, of bands Fountains of Wayne and Ivy, is currently hospitalized in with COVID-19 and on a ventilator. It had been widely reported that he was in a medically induced coma, but his lawyer Josh Grier told Variety that is not the case. “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 told the trade magazine. Grier also told Variety that Schlesinger has been in an Upstate New York hospital and that doctors were "reluctant to make predictions because so much about the disease remains unknown."
In addition to being in Fountains of Wayne and Ivy, Schlesinger wrote the Oscar-nominated title song to 1996 film That Thing You Do, and co-wrote many songs for television series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and won an Emmy for the song "Antidepressants Are So Not A Big Deal." He's also done work for Sesame Street, The Colbert Report and more. Here's hoping for a full recovery.