Barbra Streisand‘s friends do not fear she’s headed for a heart attack, despite a completely untrue tabloid story. Gossip Cop can correct the phony report. It’s simply baseless.
According to the National Enquirer, the 77-year-old singer is having health issues over alleged marriage problems with husband James Brolin and the stress of her upcoming concert dates. “Barbra has looked and acted like she has the weight of the world on her shoulders,” a supposed source tells the magazine. “It’s no wonder she’s on the verge of a collapse!”
The alleged insider adds, “She looks completely stressed and old. People are deeply concerned for her.” The questionable tipster further contends Streisand has been fighting with her husband over his desire to continue acting because she “thinks they’re at a place in their lives when they should be focusing on each other.” Considering how the legendary singer is still performing, this notion doesn’t make much sense. From there, the suspicious source maintains that Streisand has also been overeating to the point where she could be at risk for heart failure.
Gossip Cop, however, checked in with a source close to Streisand, who wasn’t able to speak on the record, but assures us the tabloid’s tale is “completely untrue.” In addition to being false, the article is also based on old storylines that we’ve already debunked. For instance, we called out the Enquirer last November for wrongly reporting that Streisand and Brolin were getting “a $400 million divorce.”
That clearly never happened. Instead, the happy spouses will be celebrating their 21st wedding anniversary next month. And just a few weeks ago, Streisand and Brolin were spotted holding hands during a dinner date in Santa Monica.
Last December, Gossip Cop busted the magazine’s sister outlet, the Globe, for making up a story about Streisand “dying” from a compulsive eating disorder. The publication said she was at an “increased risk for heart disease” because she couldn’t stop eating. The article was simply concocted because the singer said in an interview with the Daily Mail that she loves food “too much.” Streisand also stressed in that same interview how she was on a diet, but the tabloid left that part out of its bogus report.
In reality, Streisand is perfectly healthy, and she’s still performing at venues around the world, with dates in London and New York scheduled in the next few months. The gossip media consistently peddles fiction about her marriage and physical condition. This latest article sparking “heart attack” concerns is more of the same nonsense.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.