January 10, 1997 in Nation/World

Heart Attack Puts Sinatra Back In Hospital

Associated Press

Frank Sinatra was hospitalized Thursday with an apparent heart attack, a month after celebrating his 81st birthday and just two days after being released from another hospital stay.

“He appears to have had an uncomplicated heart attack and is undergoing tests, observation and treatment, and the prognosis is good,” Dr. Rex Kennamer said in a statement issued by a Sinatra spokeswoman.

Sinatra’s wife, Barbara, was with him as he was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, said the spokeswoman, Susan Reynolds.

No further details were released.

The singer had gone home Tuesday after a 24-hour stay at Cedars-Sinai. A hospital source who spoke on condition of anonymity said that hospitalization was for an arranged procedure and did not involve a life-threatening illness.

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