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Fans Hold Vigil For Charlie Wilson On Twitter/X


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Fans are holding vigil for Charlie Wilson on Twitter/X after news broke that he’s hospitalized and not doing well.

The 70-year-old Tulsa native reportedly underwent back surgery and is not doing well in recovery, according to an insider.

After initial reports of Wilson’s demise circulated on Twitter/X Monday morning, DJ Hollygrove tweeted: “I am happy to report he’s alive but he’s not doin well! Someone at the hospital he’s in leaked wrong info.”

He added: “So I def can say I apologize but this ain’t just from some random person! This same person gave us the news about PnBRock.”

An hour later, someone in Wilson’s camp updated his Twitter/X account with a portrait of Wilson praying. The text read: “Repeat after me #ImBlessed.”

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Wilson was the lead singer of The Gap Band with his brothers. The trio were famous for their hit songs “Outstanding”, “Party Train”, “Yearning for Your Love”, “Burn Rubber on Me”, “You Dropped a Bomb on Me”, “Humping” and “Oops Upside Your Head.”

Wilson’s solo album, Bridging the Gap (2000), scored his first No. 1 Billboard Urban Adult Contemporary single, “Without You.”

His third studio album, Charlie, Last Name Wilson, was released by Jive Records on August 23, 2005. The album debuted and peaked at number 10 on the US Billboard 200 with production by R. Kelly, will.i.am, Justin Timberlake, T-Pain, KayGee, Terence “Tramp-Baby” Abney, and more.

Wilson was the national spokesperson for the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

Fans flooded Wilson’s Twitter/X timeline requesting updates on Monday afternoon.


 



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