Adam Schlesinger Of Fountains Of Wayne On Ventilator Because Of Coronavirus

Carla Harmon
March 31, 2020

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In a statement provided to EW by his agent, Schlesinger's girlfriend confirmed that "Adam has been hospitalized with COVID-19" and is "on a ventilator and has been sedated to facilitate his recovery".

Adam Schlesinger, an Emmy and Grammy victor and Oscar nominee, as well as a leader of the pop band Fountains of Wayne, is on a ventilator after contracting the coronavirus.


Musician/composer, Adam Schlesinger visits SiriusXM Studios on April 19, 2018 in New York City.

An early Tuesday tweet from an Ivy fan account claimed that Schlesinger had been on a ventilator for two weeks and was in a medically induced coma.

It had been widely reported that he was in a medically induced coma, but his lawyer Josh Grier told Variety that is not the case.


In Fountains of Wayne, he was Grammy-nominated for Best New Artist and also earned a Best Pop Performance by a Group nomination for the single "Stacy's Mom". Schlesinger won a Grammy in the best comedy album category for his contributions to A Stephen Colbert Christmas.

Along with playing in two other bands, Ivy and Tinted Windows, Schlesinger has had a wildly prolific music career that's found him writing for television, film and the theater. He also scored a primetime Emmy for outstanding original music and lyrics of the song "If I had the Time" in 2013, according to his IMDB page.


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