Cat Power hospitalized in Miami over weekend
Marshall (Austin Conroy/Matador)
Chan Marshall, the singer, songwriter and occasional Chanel model better known as Cat Power, was hospitalized in Miami over the weekend for an undisclosed medical issue, her record label confirmed to Yahoo News. She has since been released.
Marshall—whose battles with demons are well-documented—posted a series of photos from the Mount Sinai Medical Center to her Instagram account.
"I used to love Mt. Sinai," Marshall wrote on Friday when she arrived. "#notanymore."
On Monday, the Georgia-born singer tweeted "HEALTH TIME OFF = HOME IMPROVEMENTS"—linking to a photo of white sheets covering a lamp and TV in what appeared to be her Miami bedroom.
Marshall, whose latest album, "Sun," was released earlier this month, did not immediately respond to a direct message on Twitter. A representative for Matador, her record label, said Marshall's hospitalization was "completely unrelated" to the mental health and substance abuse issues she's dealt with in the past, and that the 40-year-old musician is "doing well" and "everything is on schedule" for a world tour scheduled to begin in Miami next month.
Photos uploaded by Marshall from the hospital. (Instagram)
In 2006, Marshall canceled a tour following the release of a Memphis soul album, "The Greatest," and checked herself into the Miami hospital's psychiatric ward after a breakdown related to alcohol abuse. "I was looking at death," Marshall later told The New York Times. "I wanted to die."
"When I went to the hospital, I definitely made a choice," Marshall told NPR earlier this month. "I think it made me a happier person. I think I enjoy life a whole lot more than I used to because I was wrapped up in fear and stress."
In March, while Marshall was finishing "Sun," she broke up with her longtime boyfriend, the actor Giovanni Ribisi. The pair had lived together in Los Angeles with Ribisi's 14-year-old daughter, Lucia.