Contact Us

George Clinton Hospitalized for Staph Infection

Monica Morgan, WireImage

Legendary Parliament-Funkadelic frontman George Clinton has been hospitalized for a staph infection in his leg.

TMZ reports that the 69-year-old ‘One Nation Under a Groove’ singer was admitted to the hospital so that doctors could monitor the infection and ensure that he receives the treatment he requires. The ailment was detected during a routine check-up.

A representative for Clinton promises that the infection is not life-threatening, and that the funk pioneer will make a full recovery. “He will be just fine,” the rep told TMZ. “Thank you for all your prayers and concern.”

George Clinton, whose music has been sampled by countless artists, from Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg to Diddy and Prince, filed a copyright suit against the Black Eyed Peas in December 2010, claiming that his signature was forged in a contract to clear the rights to his song ‘(Not Just) Knee Deep,’ which was unlawfully used on the Peas’ 2003 hit ‘Shut Up.’

Clinton recently donated some P-Funk memorabilia to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. The Mothership, the giant, cosmic stage prop used in George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic shows throughout the years, will be a permanent installation in the museum when it opens in Washington D.C. in 2015.

Watch George Clinton’s ‘If Anybody Gets Funked Up (It’s Gonna Be You)’
if(typeof AOLVP_cfg===’undefined’)AOLVP_cfg=[];AOLVP_cfg.push({id:’AOLVP_74914482001′,’codever':0.1,’autoload':false,’autoplay':false,’displaymnads':true,’playerid':’89761511001′,’videoid':’74914482001′,’width':476,’height':357,’playertype':’inline’,’stillurl':’dynamic’,’videolink':’#’,’videotitle':’dynamic’,’videodesc':”});

Recommended for You

Around the Web

Best of TheBoombox

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The Boombox quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!