Thursday, April 25, 2024

Singer Christopher Cross (Ride Like the Wind, Sailing) Says He Has Temporary Paralysis and Can’t Walk After Surviving Coronavirus


Grammy winning singer songwriter Christopher Cross is really suffering the effects of coronavirus. He says his legs are temporarily paralyzed following having the virus. Back in 1981, Cross swept the Grammys with his song “Sailing,” which unaccountably beat “New York, New York” for song of the year. Cross’s other hits were “Ride Like the Wind” with Michael MacDonald and “Theme from Arthur,” which was about the moon and New York City. He also had a hit called “Think of Laura,” about the soap opera characters from “General Hospital.” He got hit with the virus, couldn’t get a test, but luckily survived without respiratory trouble. Everyone sends him prayers for a speedy recovery.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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