Rep Shoots Down Rumors Barry Manilow Is Sick

Barry Manilow may be a slim man, but he certainly hasn’t dropped to 100 pounds, according to his publicist.

Pictures of the star looking thin while seen walking with a pal on a Malibu beach July 4, left fans worried and prompted tabloid reports that he was sick. But according to Barry’s rep, nothing could be further from the truth.

“He’s pretty trim,” his rep said in a statement to Access Hollywood. “But 100 pounds? Give us a break. Even Mary-Kate and Ashley [Olsen] weigh more than 100 pounds. And no… he’s not ill.”

The rep added that Barry, who underwent hip surgery in August 2006, is gearing up for his ongoing show in Las Vegas at the Hilton.

The star is also recording a new album as well as, “putting together a new arena show, starting on his new, original rock album and sometimes even enjoying the beach.”

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