Music fans who saw the band Hanson Tuesday night (October 2) were stunned to hear of Isaac Hanson’s sudden hospitalization due to a pulmonary embolism. FOX 4’s Jeff Crilley spoke with some of them, and with Isaac’s brother Taylor for the latest information on his sibling. “We appreciate thoughts and prayers that have been out there for him,” Taylor said by phone from Tulsa, Oklahoma, the band’s hometown. “We want the tour to go on, so you know we are working steadfastly to see how long he’s going to need to rest.”
The video segment at myfoxdfw.com has since been removed.
The following statement has been posted at Hanson’s official web site:
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Isaac is unable to perform and therefore, tonight’s show in Tulsa is cancelled. The show will be rescheduled so hang on to your tickets! Even though the show is canceled, please join us today at 3PM at Cain’s Ballroom for a special walk.
TMZ has learned that Hanson member Isaac Hanson has been hospitalized suffering from a pulmonary embolism, forcing the group to postpone their homecoming concert in Tulsa tonight at Cain’s Ballroom. “Tonight’s show is definitely cancelled,” band manager Ken Philips told the Tulsa World early Wednesday afternoon. “There are no results yet” from tests, but Philips did said the 27-year-old was admitted to the hospital earlier today with severe shoulder and chest pain. “This could be serious, but nobody knows just yet,” he added. “We are hoping for the best.” Read more from TMZ and TulsaWorld.com.
Hanson dropped by ‘The Saturday Early Show’ yesterday, where Taylor talked about being a big sensation as kids, their trip to Africa, and their focus on poverty and AIDS. They then performed ‘The Great Divide’. “We were always doing what we wanted to do. We were always making music, writing songs,” Taylor said of their decade long run. “Lucky that we get to have fans 10 years later.” Taylor added that it “was never like, what are we going to be doing in 10 years. We’re going to be playing in 10 years.” Video of the Second Cup Cafe performance at CBS.com has since been removed.
Taylor Hanson spoke with The New York Daily News about his thoughts on Paris Hilton as the heiress prepares to do a three week jail sentence. “Paris is famous for doing nothing,” the Hanson star said. “She’s sort of a representation of the fact that we’ve gotten to the point where we just need stuff that’s like, an inch deep and that will just entertain us for a second.”
Paris Hilton Off To Special Needs Jail Housing Unit
May 21, 2007 – Jimmy Kimmel joked during his ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ monologue on Thursday night, “Paris Hilton dropped her appeal for her 45 day sentence. She’s off to a special needs housing unit, usually reserved for politicians and well-known people. Actually it’s not even a jail at all. It’s a nightclub called Jail. … When they told Paris Hilton that she would have to share a cell, she was devastated. Then they explained that they were not talking about her phone, it was a jail cell; and she was OK. … With good behavior, her 45-day sentence will only last 23 days. We can’t be greedy. We should just be happy that she’s going to jail at all.”
Hanson brothers Taylor and Zach competed against each other in the ‘Popworld’ game of sitting in an office chair and spinning as fast as they could to complete ten revolutions, with Isaac’s whistle blow starting the event. Watch the feature, aired Saturday (April 21), at YouTube.
Isaac Hanson and his wife Nicole welcomed a baby boy, named Clarke Everett Hanson, on Tuesday morning (April 3). Given the suspicion over a previous baby claim that ended up being premature, the admin of Hanson’s official site writes, “It’s true – Fan Club members were given the announcement a little while ago. The public side will get an announcement as soon as the official press release is ready.” Clarke is the first child for the couple who married last September.
Pop group Hanson has written and recorded a song called ‘The Great Divide’, which will be available for download on December 1st at iTunes. All proceeds from the download of this track will go to the perinatal HIV Research Unit at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto South Africa. More information can be found at Hanson’s official website, Hanson.net.
People magazine reports Isaac Hanson, oldest brother in pop band Hanson, has married his longtime girlfriend Nicole Dufresne at the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa Oklahoma on Saturday.
The following message was posted on Hanson’s official website: “Taylor and wife Natalie are proud to welcome their third child, son River Samuel Hanson, born September 4th in Tulsa OK. Said Taylor of River’s birth ‘River is an incredible addition to our family, we could not be happier.'”