Legendary Israeli singer Arik Einstein hospitalized in serious condition

Einstein, 74, rushed to Tel Aviv hospital after suffering apparent heart attack.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
November 26, 2013 21:28
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Arik Einstein 521. (photo credit: Courtesy:PR)

 
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The legendary Israeli singer, Arik Einstein, was listed in "serious condition" at Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv on Tuesday night after an apparent heart attack.

Einstein, 74, was rushed from his Tel Aviv home by a Magen David Adom ambulance.

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"Let us all pray for Arik Einstein," PR mogul Ran Rahav urged the audience at the beginning of a Channel 2 musical reality program following the nightly news broadcast, which reported on his hospitalization.

Einstein, a singer, songwriter and actor who was born in Tel Aviv, is considered one of the greatest musicians in Israel.

His partnership with Shalom Hanoch created the first local rock albums.

Einstein's most famous songs include Ani Ve'ata (Me and You), Sa Le'at (Drive Slowly), and Oof Gozal (Fly, Little Bird).

Einstein has four children, two with his first wife, Alona, who died of cancer in 2006, and two with his current partner, Sima Elihu.

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