Barry Manilow Gets Personal
Singer opens up about his heart disease
- Duration 4:15
- Date Sep 13, 2011
Singer opens up about his heart disease
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Our next guest has been making music for four decades and now he's finally coming forward to reveal something very personal about his own health.
From the copa cabana to the curvy couch that -- He's doing little -- right here in the capturing -- the man behind music very -- -- -- -- Vitamin right and we just the first things up at bat well you what they're dancing we'll get your CD fifteen minute -- came out late August.
Fifteen minutes meaning.
Boy that's from the annual whole quote and in the future body be famous for a few minutes.
And I thought I'd write about.
Fame and what fame does to people -- lived through it it's a real rough thing especially if you're young you know we see it all the time on American Idol and all these new.
TV shows these reality shows these young people becoming household names overnight and you know they usually just wonder Ponte and the a couple of weeks later doing something -- for -- and they don't pay their -- -- -- -- -- dues.
You know I did American out of three times analysts that they -- us something they've all got talent.
But they haven't been you know world most of us started they just get this great looking great and they -- and they've been thrown into the spotlight.
Now most people would know how to behave and so I thought that would really into some things right about.
When the amazing thing is that you have survived -- your -- They have for so long what is the secret past.
Well I have a lot of help.
Have a lot of help with the public they've always liked what I do I don't know why I am so grateful I don't and why I'm connecting with them like that but I'm.
If you -- it until they stopped them put them.
What does this but I'm not here to talk about this than you -- I think -- really you know happy about my music a lot of people say that my music brings comfort -- That's so great to hear that kind but this time it's a different thing it's have you ever heard of you said you did hear of atrial.
For relation I don't like talking about my personal case I don't like total about personal left but when I found out whose company -- them.
That this two and -- -- -- people who have this.
And some of them don't take care of it.
And if you don't take care of this thing you're playing with fire what is it it's it's still it's very innocently your heart begins this could be.
You know what happened to me and so on.
Excited I'm gonna play Carnegie Hall on my -- -- and that keeps going goes pan -- And I -- it first happened you know what you think well.
I thought I was going -- it was like a fish flopping around like -- -- So you know.
I called the doctor but a lot of people don't they just gonna ride it out -- -- pay no attention to it and that is really dangerous on going on the -- -- if you have of those symptoms like that.
You have to take it seriously because it's it's very dangerous it goes -- heart disease it -- a heart attack it goes to strokes.
And I can't believe people are just ignoring.
Here's the amazing thing about what you Berry is set in been such a public figure you have fought this for fifteen years.
And nobody ever found out about it will you tell a story about how you're in the hospital getting your -- back in order right before a huge July 4 -- -- -- -- Now -- wild.
Because you know this thing to say if it hits the wing where you know when -- just watching television and so I got up that morning.
And I could fill this thing starting on my own man just because if you if the medicine they give you don't stop it.
Then they have to -- -- to -- according over and you were taken to a hospital -- project out so it's not and they do the paddles clearer now they've got to stop your heart from.
Doing that and they did and done with the -- shift.
Kind of staggered on to sound check and I did the show that none of the Boston Pops -- ironically I've spoken -- -- a miracle and it was.
The -- so that's what I needed a song once I can't teach my all part -- -- Thanks yeah good or bad you're but you can't and so if anybody out there has got these rhythm problems -- comes from -- knows something about rhythm until I talk to doctor.
But also there's a web cycle didn't get back in rhythm dot com you should check out they tell you a lot about this atrial fibrillation thing in my -- And we can you -- Barry Manilow get a discount on the treatment is that correct the opposite.
There are upset his new dvd fifteen minutes it's got new music on there of Barry Manilow the legend thank -- -- -- And -- we would had to sing the next -- excellent.