Quincy Jones Hospitalized for Shortness of Breath

Legendary producer and musician Quincy Jones, who is today (March 14) celebrating his 80th birthday, sat down with Billboard to discuss his illustrious career. (Photo: Joseph Llanes)

Quincy Jones was taken to a Los Angeles hospital with shortness of breath, but his representatives say he's going to be OK.

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Publicist Arnold Robinson told The Associated Press in an email that Jones was hospitalized for observations out of caution after having breathing problems Thursday.

Robinson said "Quincy is fine," and gave no further details.

Jones' hospitalization was first reported by

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The 82-year-old producer and arranger's long and storied career has included collaborations with Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles.