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Tom Petty hospitalized after heart attack

He was found unconscious and breathless in his house in Malibu, but doctors managed to regain his pulse

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Tom Petty hospitalized after heart attack
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American rocker Tom Petty, 66, is hospitalized after suffering a heart attack Sunday night at his home in Malibu, 50 kilometers west of Los Angeles, TMZ.

According to this portal, famous musician was unconscious and breathless when he was found at his house, but emergency services managed to recover his pulse and transferred him to UCLA Santa Monica hospital. At moment, it is unknown what is prognosis and severity of Tom Petty's health condition, although when he was transferred to hospital he was critical.

TMZ sources claim that Petty was connected to life support systems while artist's circle has avoided making any comment. Neir his representative nor his record company have spoken, at request of Reuters.

Petty, born in Florida in 1950, was in final stretch of a big tour to celebrate 40 years of his career alongside accompanying band The Heartbreakers. The tour began on April 20 in Oklahoma (USA) and recently toured San Diego's Kaaboo festival (September 17) and legendary Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles where, with Lucinda Williams as opening act, Petty performed three nights (21, 22 and 25 September). He has yet to complete tour with two appointments in New York on 8 and 9 November.

Thanks to everyone for supporting us for last 40 years! Without YOU, re'd be no US! # TPHB40

- Tom Petty (@tompetty) September 29, 2017

Petty is a fundamental figure of American rock thanks to memorable albums like Tom Petty & Heartbreakers (1976), Damn Torpedoes (1979), Full Moon Fever (1989) or Wildflowers (1994). The artist received this year's Person of Year award from Recording Academy as part of pre-Grammy Awards.


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