Adam Schlesinger Of Fountains Of Wayne On Ventilator Because Of Coronavirus

Adam Schlesinger (left) Rachel Bloom, Jack Dolgen 2019 Shutterstock

Adam Schlesinger, an Emmy and Grammy winner and Oscar nominee, as well as a leader of the pop band Fountains of Wayne, is on a ventilator after contracting the coronavirus. Although initially reported to be in a medically induced coma, later reports have questioned that claim.

The 52-year-old songwriter was Oscar-nominated for his title track on the 1996 Tom Hanks film That Thing You Do. He has three Emmys

The 52-year-old pop savant has three Emmys and a Grammy in his collection, and an Oscar nomination for “That Thing That You Do,” the title track to the 1996 Tom Hanks-directed film. He has three Emmys and a Grammy for his work as a producer, engineer and songwriter.

In addition to film, his resume includes TV (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Sesame Street), theater (Cry-Baby: The Musical) and his work with Fountains of Wayne, whose hit Stacey’s Mom was No. 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2003.

“Sad news friends,” reads a post from an Ivy fan account, which said Schlesinger was on a ventilator for two weeks and is now n a medically-induced coma. “We send our prayers to him, his family and doctors,” the post said.

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