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Legendary KC crooner Marilyn Maye was rushed to a hospital earlier today and her weeklong series of sold-out shows at Jardine’s for Fathers Day week – slated to start tomorrow – will have to be rescheduled.
"I’ve got bad news," says Jardine’s owner Beena Brandsgard. "Marilyn’s in the hospital. The shows are all canceled. She has three kidney stones."
While kidney stones can extremely painful, they’re generally not life threatening – the biggest risk factor being dehydration.
That said, the fabled KC cabaret singer just celebrated her 83rd birthday in April.
"Her manager Helen just called five minutes ago and said that Marilyn woke up and she had kind of a problem," Brandsgard says. "She had three kidney stones and went to the hospital. I mean, tomorrow is the (first) show. We’ve got the food organized and everything. We were pretty much sold out all week and on Father’s Day. Now I’ve got to book musicians and everything."
Brandsgard expects to announce replacement dates for Maye’s shows as soon as possible.