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Connie Francis Hospitalized, "Doing Well"

Connie Francis

It's Connie Francis fans who are sorry now.

The 69-year-old torch singer was forced to cancel a performance in New York Wednesday night after being hospitalized with dangerously high blood pressure, according to her agent, Mike Church.

Francis had been scheduled to appear with Neil Sedaka at the Capital One Bank Theatre in Westbury.

Instead, the "Where the Boys Are" songstress was admitted to Long Island Jewish Medical Center's coronary care unit, where she is expected to remain until at least Saturday for further observation.

She's "doing well," Church said.

Francis, who had 34 Top 40 hits—including four No. 1 singles—between 1957 and 1964, stopped recording in 1969 but has continued to perform live, including a 2004 stop in Las Vegas, her first headlining gig in Sin City since 1989.

LeAnn Rimes did her best Francis impression in an episode of the 2002-05 NBC drama American Dreams, which featured modern-day pop stars playing the hitmakers of yesteryear.

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