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Leon Russell Recovering from Heart Attack

Leon Russell

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Leon Russell is currently hospitalized after suffering a heart attack.

According to Tulsa World, the 74-year-old Oklahoma native is currently in stable condition. According to a press release, he is currently undergoing a series of tests and is expected to have follow-up surgery in Nashville. He is expected to make a full recovery.

All of Russell’s upcoming tour dates have been postponed, with make-up dates expected to be released in the coming weeks.

Russell moved from his hometown of Tulsa, Okla. to Los Angeles in the 1960s. There, he worked as a session musician for many major artists, including Bob Dylan, Ray Charles and George Harrison. Over the years, he released over 30 studio albums a solo artist, which include collaborations with Elton John and Willie Nelson.

Russell and Nelson have been friends and collaborators for decades. In 1979, the two scored a hit with their joint album, One for the Road. That same year, they topped the charts with their version of Elvis Presley’s first No. 1 hit, “Heartbreak Hotel.”

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Leon Russell Recovering from Heart Attack