Ailing singer Barry Manilow looked especially scrawny as he was photographed out with his much plumper husband and manager, Gary Kief, prompting renewed concerns about the superstar’s health. Click through RadarOnline.com gallery to see shocking photos of the legend's shrinking frame and to learn about his health crisis.
Manilow, 74, and Kief, 69, were seen in Palm Springs, Calif. entering the crooner's charity Christmas concert, "A Gift of Love IV.”
As Radar has reported, the “Mandy” singer is facing a cancer crisis, after a lifetime sucking on cigarettes.
“Barry’s health has been severely compromised,” a source close to the tunesmith told Radar. “He’s battling multiple major issues that could drastically shorten his life — even end it — and it’s all tied to his ongoing, incessant smoking.”
Manilow’s failing health caused him to cancel a number of shows earlier this year, blaming “sprained” vocal cords for the sudden stoppage.
Last year, the “Copacabana” warbler was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital after complications from emergency oral surgery.
And just a month before that, Manilow suffered what friends claimed to be a heart attack at his Palm Springs home, forcing him to be airlifted to an L.A. area hospital.
“He feared he was having a heart attack,” a source told Radar at the time. “He and his husband were terrified, and Barry was airlifted to Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles for the best treatment and doctors available.”
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