Peabo Bryson hospitalised after mild heart attack

Peabo Bryson (Photo: Getty)
Peabo Bryson (Photo: Getty)

New York — A rep for Peabo Bryson says the R&B singer, known for hits such as Beauty & the Beast and A Whole New World, is hospitalised after suffering a "mild heart attack."

A statement released Monday says the double Grammy-winner was stricken Saturday morning and is now in stable condition.

The rep says both doctors and family are "optimistic for a speedy recovery" and welcome prayers on his behalf.

The 68-year-old with the silky tenor has had numerous hits, including If You're Ever in My Arms Again and Tonight I Celebrate My Love with Roberta Flack.