Sunday, April 21, 2024

Legendary Singer Frankie Valli Says Still Recovering from Pneumonia, Putting Off Return to Live Shows


Frankie Valli, god bless him, wants to get back out on tour. He’s 87! But Valli, the beloved leader of the Four Seasons, has been battling pneumonia and its after effects since October. At first he was tested for COVID, negative. Then it was thought he had the flu. Also negative. It turned out to be pneumonia.

Now Frankie says in an Instagram post he’s not 100 percent, and won’t tour in January as he promised.

Frankie, please take care of yourself. You owe us nothing. The world loves you! We will all stay home and listen to your records, watch the “Jersey Boys” with Nick Jonas whenever that arrives, and so on.

Frankie always Walks Like a Man!

PS Frankie should be very happy that Maneskin, the Italian rock band, has a new version of the Four Season’s “Beggin'” at the top of the charts. Everyone wants to hear the original now! (see below)

Valli writes on Instagram:


“Hello Everyone! I’m just writing to let you know I’m recovering nicely, but unfortunately the doctors want me to take another month off before I begin performing. So we are postponing our shows in January. I’m so looking forward to getting back on stage, but I can’t do that until I’m 100%.

“I want everybody who bought tickets to know that I’m sorry we won’t be able to do the shows right now…rest assured I can’t wait to get back on stage. I’m looking forward to seeing all of you at a concert this year- Happy Holidays and a great New Year!”

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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