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.
I wanted to let all my fans know that Im ok. Glad to hear UVA coach Tony Bennett is fine after his fall. Congrats @UVAMensHoops on the win!
— Tony Bennett (@itstonybennett) March 17, 2016
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.
— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 17, 2016