September 30, 1996 in Nation/World

Tiny Tim Hospitalized After Heart Attack

Compiled From Wire Services
 

Tiny Tim was hospitalized in serious but stable condition Sunday night after suffering a heart attack on stage during a ukulele concert.

The 64-year-old balladeer with a falsetto voice and long black hair was about to croon his first tune at the Uke Expo Saturday night when he suddenly collapsed.

“He just gets up on stage and he introduces the band, and then just out of nowhere … he just basically passed out. He fell straight forward, right on his face,” said John Petrovato, owner of the Montague Book Mill where the concert was held.

Many in the audience of 135 were crying, and as Tim was taken unconscious to his ambulance, “people on the lawn started cheering and saying ‘Hold on Tiny Tim,”’ Petrovato said.

Tim was was taken to Franklin Medical Center in nearby Greenfield, where he remained in the the intensive care, a nursing supervisor said.


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