Quincy Jones Hospitalized in Los Angeles Out of ‘Abundance of Caution’

Quincy Jones (Credit: Deposit Photos)

Quincy Jones was taken to a hospital in Los Angeles this weekend after falling ill.

The legendary music producer, 90, had a “bad reaction to some food he ate,” his rep told TMZ Sunday.

Paramedics responded to Jones’ home and he was transported to a nearby emergency room.

“Out of an abundance of caution he called 911 for help,” the rep added.

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After getting checked out by doctors, he was given the all-clear and released. His rep said Jones never lost consciousness and was in “great spirits” once he was seen by a doctor.

A spokesperson for Jones did not immediately respond to Urban Hollywood 411‘s request for comment.

Over the years, the famed producer has had a string of health problems.

In 1974, he suffered two life-threatening brain aneurysms and needed surgery to save his life. After recovering, Jones told the Los Angeles Times he had lost the ability to use his beloved trumpet.

“Can’t play anymore,” Jones said. “The main artery in my brain is held together with a clip. Deep-sea diving and playing the trumpet blow that thing straight off.”

He was also hospitalized in 2015, after suffering chest pains and shortness of breath.

The trumpeter, producer, conductor, composer and arranger has won 28 Grammy Awards and received 80 nominations over the years, according to Grammy.com. He’s also taken home an Emmy, a Tony and received an Honorary Oscar.

Jones discovered some of the biggest names in music, and mentored everyone from Michael Jackson to Tevin Campbell. He served as a producer and conductor on the historic “We Are The World” recording, and produced Michael Jackson’s multi-platinum solo albums – Off The Wall, Bad, and Thriller.

In his 2018 Netflix documentary, Jones said growing up on the Southside of Chicago, he never imagined the type of success he’s achieved.

“I wanted to be a gangster until I was 11,” he said. “You want to be what you see and that’s all we ever saw.”