Is Hazel O'Connor OK? '80s punk star hospitalized after bleeding on the brain

The singer’s brother Neil O'Connor shared how the bleed brain was 'touch and go' following a 'serious medical event'

                            Is Hazel O'Connor OK? '80s punk star hospitalized after bleeding on the brain
Hazel O'Connor (Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Singer-songwriter and actress Hazel O'Connor was rushed to hospital last week with bleeding on the brain. The unfortunate news was confirmed by her family on Monday, January 17. The punk star of the '80s era was reportedly placed in an induced coma for 24 hours. Hazel O'Connor is best known for her cult movie ‘Breaking Glass’ which is also the name of her debut album and singles like ‘Will You’ and ‘The Eighth Day’.  
Social media users flocked to Twitter as soon as they got to know about the condition of the 66-year-old crooner. The singer’s brother Neil O'Connor took to Twitter to reveal how the bleed brain was “touch and go” following a “serious medical event.” Pennsylvania ex-governor Tom Ridge was rushed to hospital back in June after he suffered a stroke at his home in Bethesda. Fans of Matthew Perry too got worried after the ‘Friends' star appeared to slur words amid reunion promotion back in May. Harrison Ford made news last year after he got injured while filming 'Indiana Jones 5' in June 2021. ‘Better Call Saul' star Bob Odenkirk is another actor who got the fans worried after he was rushed to hospital after collapsing on set.
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Is Hazel O'Connor OK?

Hazel O'Connor was found in her home in southwest France on January 9, as revealed by her brother Neil in a lengthy post shared on Tumblr. In the post, he stated that the renowned songstress was transferred from a local hospital to a major one to effectively monitor her condition. The post further read, “She was put into an induced coma for about 24 hrs and brought out of it Monday evening and since then has been showing a lot of progress although, saying that, her recovery is going to take a while but she is tough and is responding to stimuli and to treatment.”
Hazel O'Connor‘s brother concluded that she was receiving the best of care as he thanked the French medical service for taking such good care of her. The punk star is scheduled to play an anniversary tour in March to mark the 40th anniversary since the release of her debut album ‘Breaking Glass’. According to her official website, ticket-holders have been asked to await a further announcement.  The singer’s website announced, “We will keep Hazel's health as the only deciding factor on these dates.” Her brother added, “She’s going to need patience from us and from herself, I’ve already learned that she’s started to show her usual feistiness. There will be a separate notification from Hazel’s management as regards tour dates and shows.”




‘Hope you'll be back on your feet’

The fans of the punk star got worried as soon as they got to know about her condition. Sending her best wishes one user stated, “So sorry to hear that Hazel O’Connor is in hospital; we hope that you get well soon.” Another stated, “Have just heard Hazel O'Connor is very, very ill. I, for one, wish her the very best.” Whereas, another shared, “Hazel O'Connor is an icon. This news is extremely sad. Sending love & best wishes for a speedy and full recovery.”  One added, “Sending my thoughts and best wishes to Hazel O'Connor. Truly terrible news.”
Meanwhile, one individual asserted, “Hope she makes a full recovery soon. So many memories of her great '80s tracks and Will You still has to be one of the best songs ever. Good luck Hazel.” One equally worried fan posted, “Wishing you a speedy recovery Hazel. Having had 5 strokes myself I know how scary things may seem right now. I hope you'll be back on your feet soon and still be the great character and performer you always have been.  Love & Hugs”, as another concluded, “Let's all hope and prey Hazel can make a recovery, she was a big part in us teenagers growing up and was up there with the best at the time.”