Grammy-winning singer, and songwriter Tori Kelly is currently hospitalized after she reportedly fainted at dinner, Sunday night. According to TMZ, the 30-year-old was having dinner in downtown Los Angeles with a couple of friends when the incident took place. According to sources close to the matter, Kelly’s heart began beating really fast before she passed out and went “out for a while.”
TMZ also reports that Kelly was taken and is still currently hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai. Kelly’s friends had repeatedly decided against taking her to a hospital in downtown L.A and instead drove Kelly’s unconscious body to Cedars-Sinai. There is no report of them having called the ambulance. TMZ reports that Kelly is being cared for in the ICU and doctors have discovered clots in her legs and lungs. Medical providers are still working to determine if any clots are around her heart. Kelly has reportedly been in and out of consciousness since being admitted to the hospital.
An Unforeseen Stymie
Tori Kelly is well known for her powerful, dynamic voice. She made a name for herself on YouTube before going on to compete in the ninth season of “American Idol.” In 2015, she released her first album “Unbreakable Smile” and followed up with 2018’s “Hiding Place.” In 2019, “Hiding Place” earned her two Grammys for Best Gospel Album and Best Gospel Performance/Song. She is also well known for being a part of the beloved animation film “Sing”. Kelly played Meena, a shy, but incredibly skilled singing elephant.
On July 11, she announced the release of her new EP “tori”. She also released a tracklist for the project with collaborations from Nigeria’s Ayra Starr, and Jon Bellion. It is unclear how this latest health scare might affect the release of her upcoming project. Kelly’s management is yet to release a statement or update. In the meantime, however, fans and well-wishers have been sending love her way.