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White Suffers Stroke - Family States “He’ll Be Fine”

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(AP) Barry White is ''in great spirits'' as he recovers from a stroke that affected his speech and the right side of his body, his daughter says.

The deep-voiced soul singer suffered a stroke earlier this month while waiting for a kidney transplant needed after complications from years of high blood pressure. His daughter, Shaherah White, said the singer must be stabilized before he can undergo a transplant.

''He's had a minor setback, but have no fear, he'll be fine,'' she said Friday. ''He will definitely be performing again.''
White, 58, was hospitalized in August 1999 for a blood pressure problem. He is undergoing dialysis treatment.
Shaherah White spoke recently at the renaming of South Park Recreation Center in Los Angeles after her father, who grew up in the area.

White, whose popularity reached a peak in the 1970s, won two Grammys in 2000 for best male and traditional R&B vocal performance for the song ''Staying Power.''

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