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Barry Manilow heart attack story dismissed by representative

Barry Manilow is doing just fine, according to his representative.

Barry Manilow's representatives have shot down reports suggesting the singer has been hospitalised after suffering a heart attack.

Sources told news outlets on Wednesday (13Jan16) that the Mandy singer was fighting for his life after being airlifted to Los Angeles' Cedars Sinai Medical Center, but his rep was quick to dismiss the health scare.

"Mr. Manilow was not airlifted to Cedars with a heart attack," the rep told Access Hollywood, adding stories linking his latest alleged health issues to heart palpitations which led to emergency care in October (15) are false.

"It is indeed an established fact that Mr. Manilow does have atrial fibrillation, but he has never had a heart attack nor is this a concern," the rep added.

The 72-year-old star is currently on his farewell tour, and he is scheduled to hit the stage in Pensacola, Florida on 28 January (16). He will wrap up the One Last Time! Tour in Nashville, Tennessee on 12 February (16).

Manilow has experienced quite an eventful year on the personal front, as it is believed he tied the knot with longtime manager Garry Kief in April 2015 at a small, intimate ceremony hosted at his home in Palm Springs, California.

The couple is said to have declined to sign any official paperwork following the ceremony, and have made it their mission to keep their newlywed status as private as possible.

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