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Israeli singer and producer Shlomi Shabat

Popular Israeli vocalist and producer Shlomi Shabat was hospitalized on Sunday with pneumonia.

The vocalist, age 63, is known for his versatility; he sings in Hebrew, Turkish and Spanish and is known for his rock as well as for his Mizrahi music.


He was admitted to Beilinson Medical Center in Petach Tikvah.

The singer was previously hospitalized in November 2013 for less than a day after suffering from symptoms of shortness of breath and fever while taping a segment of “The Voice.” He was taken by Magen David Adom paramedics to Ichilov Medical Center in Tel Aviv, where he underwent a series of tests, before being released.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.