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Who is Vicente Fernandez?

Vicente Fernández Gómez (born 17 February 1940) is a Mexican retired singer, actor, and film producer. Nicknamed “El Charro de Huentitán” (The Charro from Huentitán), “El Ídolo de México” (The Idol of Mexico), and “El Rey de la Música Ranchera” (The King of Ranchera Music), Fernández started his career as a busker, and has since become a cultural icon, recording more than 50 albums and contributing to more than 30 films.

His repertoire consists of rancheras and other Mexican classics. He is accompanied live by a mariachi group, but he is not technically a mariachi musician, as he only sings live. Vicente’s fame rose after the death of Javier Solís (El Rey del Bolero Ranchero).

Mexican Singer Vicente Fernandez in ICU After Falling Accident

Vicente Fernandez in ICU After Falling Accident

Mexican singer Vicente Fernández was reported to be in a “serious but stable” condition, according to an update on his social media accounts. He underwent surgery at a hospital in Guadalajara in western Mexico following a fall.

Mexico’s Excélsior reported Tuesday that his son said the 81-year-old—a Grammy Award-winning artist described as “Mexico’s greatest living singer,” with a career spanning five decades—is semi-sedated and stable.

His condition has not become more serious and he is responding well to treatment, according to this son, the Mexican daily newspaper reported.

What Happened to Vicente Fernandez?

Excélsior reported Vicente Fernández was hospitalized on Friday after he suffered a fall at his ranch (Los Tres Potrillos) near Guadalajara.

According to the aforementioned post on his social media feeds, Vicente Fernández suffered trauma to his spinal cord. His son said he injured his cervical vertebrae, CBS Los Angeles reported Tuesday.

About a month ago, Fernández was reported to have left a hospital after recovering from a urinary tract infection, as noted by the singer in a video message posted on his Instagram account, according to ABC7 in Los Angeles.

Why was Vicente Fernandez hospitalized?

The Mexican icon, Vicente Fernandez was recently rushed to hospital after suffering a critical fall at his home in Guadalajara.

The incident led to a severe spinal injury that required immediate surgical intervention.

Chente reportedly underwent cervical surgery and had to be shifted to the ICU after the operation.

Doctors have reportedly mentioned that the singer required critical care and had to be sedated after the surgery.

According to the official statement, released through Vicente Fernandez’s Instagram, his condition is “serious but stable.”

The news about Fernández and his latest condition has seen fans flood Twitter with messages of support and well-wishes for the Mexican singer.

Vicente Fernandez Biography, Wiki

Born on 17 February 1940 in the suburb of Huentitán El Alto in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Vicente Fernández spent his early years on his father Ramon’s ranch on the outskirts of Guadalajara. He also worked at a young age as a waiter, dishwasher, cashier, and finally manager of his uncle’s restaurant.

“Chente”, as he was commonly known, became fond of the idyllic ranch lifestyle. His mother often took him to see the films of Pedro Infante; he has said of these films’ significance: “When I was 6 or 7, I would go see Pedro Infante’s movies, and I would tell my mother, ‘When I grow up, I’ll be like him.'”

By age 8, Vicente Fernandez had taken up the guitar and was practicing singing in the style of the ranchera singers he heard on the radio. As a boy, Fernández sang at a festival in Arandas, Mexico where he won the contest. Later, at 12, he won 31 pesos in another contest. In 1954 he won an amateur contest sponsored by a Guadalajara television station. It was his first break into performing and he began to play at local clubs and gatherings.

Around this time, however, Fernández’s father lost the ranch and the family moved into the city of Tijuana. Fernández, who had dropped out of school in fifth grade, began working jobs in the city such as janitor, dishwasher, waiter, and whatever else he could find, all the while holding to his musical aspirations.

In 1960, Vicente Fernández devoted himself to music full-time. He went back to Jalisco, where he performed as a busker and occasionally appeared on the television show La calandria musical. After a couple of years, Fernández tried his luck in Mexico City, where he found a job singing in a restaurant called “El Amanecer Tapatío”. When he wasn’t working, he was auditioning -unsuccessfully— for record companies.

Discouraged, Vicente Fernandez left around 1963 to marry María del Refugio “Cuca” Abarca Villasenor. They now have three sons: Vicente Jr., Gerardo, and Alejandro. Vicente Jr was born 3 months premature in 1963; Fernández’s mother died the same week.

Vicente Fernández’s work has earned him three Grammy Awards, eight Latin Grammy Awards, fourteen Lo Nuestro Awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has sold over 50 million copies worldwide, making him one of the best-selling regional Mexican artists of all time. In 2016, Fernández retired from performing live, although he continues to record and publish music.

Vicente Fernandez
Vicente Fernandez
Full NameVicente “Chente” Fernandez Gomez
BornVicente Fernández Gómez 17 February 1940 (age 81) Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Other namesEl Charro de HuentitánEl Ídolo de MéxicoEl Rey de la Música Ranchera
OccupationSinger-songwriteractorfilm producer
Years active1965–2016, only retired from performing
Children4, including Alejandro Fernández
GenresRegional Mexican music, Canción ranchera, Mariachi
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, trumpet, keyboard
LabelsSony Music

Vicente Fernandez’s Career

Began playing guitar by age eight; Vicente Fernandez won an amateur contest in Guadalajara, 1954; performed on La calandria musical television show, 1960; moved to Mexico City, joined Mariachi Amanecer, sang in restaurants for tips, 1964; signed with CBS Mexico (now Sony Discos), recorded first single, “Perdoname,” 1966; appeared in Uno y medio contra el mundo, a first Mexican film, 1971; first hit movie, La ley del monte, 1974; the song “Volver, volver” made him a legend, 1976; assistant director for the film El tahur, 1979; toured Bolivia and Columbia, 1987; performed with Mariachi Chapala, 1997-; performed “Cielito lindo” at Republican National Convention, 2000; toured with son Alejandro Fernandez, 2001.

Vicente Fernandez Net Worth?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Vicente Fernandez has accumulated a $25million fortune. His sons, Alejandro and Vicente Ferandez Jr followed in his footsteps and have gone on to become successful mariachi singers.

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Who is Vicente Fernandez?

Vicente Fernandez is an Mexican retired singer, actor, and film producer

What happened to Vicente Fernandez?

Excélsior reported Vicente Fernández was hospitalized on Friday after he suffered a fall at his ranch (Los Tres Potrillos) near Guadalajara.

What is Vicente’s net worth?

Vicente Fernandez’s net worth is around $25 Million

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