According to People, Frank Sinatra’s 32-year-old grandson was taken to the Downey Regional Medical Center in Southern California on Monday after overdosing on pills. A woman in Frank Sinatra Jr.’s hospital room, who identified herself as “Aunt Dorothy,” would only say that the man “is doing okay. He had a big setback. Let’s just say it’s very similar to what his father went through with Ava Gardner. He’s been having a very tough time. He’s doing better now. We think he’ll pull through.” Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner had a famously stormy and passionate six-year marriage in the 60s.
Sinatra Jr’s hospitalization was first reported by TMZ on Monday night.