Photo: Vicente Fernandez Taken Ill
“El Rey” of the ranchera song and one of Mexico’s most iconic singers Vicente Fernandez continues to be hospitalized as he struggles through a pulmonary thrombosis according to reports coming out of Mexico.
The 73-year-old singer is in a Guadalajara hospital and is said to be responding to treatment for his ailment and in stable condition. This is the second recent major health scare for the singer that battled liver cancer last year in November. Years before that health scare he successfully fought prostate cancer.
Fernandez recently retired after a world-wide tour saying good-bye to his legion of fans. The farewell tour was interrupted by his liver cancer diagnosis.
It is being reported that Fernandez suffered the thrombosis at home while swimming in his pool. He entered the hospital on August 24. A pulmonary thrombosis results when there is a blockage to an artery in the lungs.
Fernandez has been a commanding presence in his native Mexico and throughout Latin America for nearly 50 years.