SAN FRANCISCO, CA – OCTOBER 06: Singer Tony Bennett sings “God Bless America” after the seventh inning of Game Three of the National League Division Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Washington Nationals at AT&T Park on October 6, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

As word spread on Twitter and beyond about Virginia men’s basketball coach Tony Bennett passing out during Virginia’s first-round game in the NCAA Tournament, many were caught off guard and started sending their best wishes to legendary singing icon Tony Bennet instead. Those unaware of the Virginia head coach sharing the same name must have had a brief panic attack as the information flowed on Twitter without any necessary context, but the singer took to his tweets to let his followers know he is just fine.

Bennett, the head coach of Virginia, collapsed on the sideline during the first half of Virginia’s matchup with Hampton, He returned to the sideline for the second half after confirming he was suffering from dehydration.

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