Legendary R&B singer/songwriter Teddy Pendergrass is thankful for the support of fans since being hospitalized for what is described as a health crisis.
The 59-year-old entertainer, who has been staying at Bryn Mawr Hospital in Philadelphia for about a month, recently found himself at the center of rumors that involve him being close to death.
Pendergrass and his wife, Joan, spoke out about the gossip while expressing his appreciation to fans for their concern.
“I wish to thank my fans for their prayers, concerns and love,” the Kingstree, South Carolina native said in a statement. “While I have faced recent health challenges, I am in the care of my wonderful doctors, wife Joan and family.”
According to reports, the nature of Pendergrass’ illness is not publicly known.