According to the BBC, soul singer Isaac Hayes was hospitalized earlier this week in Memphis. According to longtime songwriting partner David Porter, the singer is suffering from "exhaustion" brought on by overworking.
In the last few years Hayes has emerged from a long career decline, buoyed in part by his voice-over work as "Chef" on Comedy Central's "South Park." Though very unfortunate, his exhaustion is a sign that he his signature voice, look, and talents are once again in hot demand.
Most recently, Hayes has played a series of concerts in the Eastern and Southern United States, filmed an ad for Lay's Potato Chips, and will be appearing in February on on episode of the FOX television series "That 70's Show."
Here's hoping for a quick and complete recovery.
Recent Blogcritics news on Isaac Hayes:
In December I reviewed the Stax compilation The Ultimate Isaac Hayes: Can You Dig It?.
Last September, Blogcritics publisher Eric Olsen wrote a biography of Isaac Hayes on the occasion of his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.