Las Vegas singer Wayne Newton is having major financial problems after canceling shows in order to be with his seriously ill daughter. Read more on this story below.
Wayne Newton, 67, has canceled several of his shows at the Tropicana hotel in Las Vegas last month because his pregnant daughter Erin, 33, was admitted to the hospital in St. Louis, Missouri in serious condition.
Erin, who was adopted by Wayne Newton during his first marriage to Elaine Okamura, is suffering liver, kidney and respiratory failure, forcing doctors to deliver her baby weeks early before she fell into a coma last Thursday. Wayne’s daughter is believed to have an illness called HELLP syndrome, which is a rare but life-threatening pregnancy-related illness.
Erin has recently regained consciousness but Wayne’s facing debt collectors from the cancellation of his Las Vegas shows.
A source says, “Wayne’s gone from being the highest-paid entertainer in the world to being broke. He owes money everywhere in Las Vegas and beyond… (But) Erin’s plight is much more important to Wayne than any money problems.”
Las Vegas authorities reportedly went to Newton’s Las Vegas ranch last week to collect a $500,000 court judgement for an unpaid bank loan.
Newton’s security refused to accept the court documents.
Sources close to Wayne Newton blame his financial woes on bad management of his money by his financial advisors.
One insider says, “He trusted people who robbed him blind – and he spent money like there was no tomorrow. The standing order in Wayne’s office was that no one could speak to him about bills or creditors. It was made clear that his job was to perform, smile at fans and then go home and go to bed. I’m guessing that even today he doesn’t know half of what he owes or to whom.”
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