Singer collapsed in the first set. Taken off by ambulance

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  1. GCDEF

    GCDEF Supporting Member

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    Sheesh, what a night. Half hour into a four hour gig, our singer grabbed his chest and collapsed. Ambulance came and took him to hospital. The show must go on. Drummer and bass player sang a few, and there was female singer from another band and a few other audience members who helped get us through the rest of the show. Biggest audience we've had in a long time too unfortunately. The bar manager was happy we pulled it together, but that was a rough one.
     
  2. Peeb

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    Wow!

    Mojo sent. How's he doing?
     
  3. GCDEF

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    Still in hospital. Looks like gallbladder surgery some time next week. We thought heart attack at the time.
     
  4. Peeb

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    Yeah, exactly what I thought.

    Sorry it happened, but glad he survived!

    Not sure what I would have done in that situation. Guess I'm a bit surprised the bar manager didn't give you a pass to tend to your buddy.
     
  5. 71strat

    71strat Supporting Member

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    Thank goodness it was only his Gall Bladder. He should make a 100% recovery.
     
  6. R3deemed

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    Me too.
     
  7. Tom CT

    Tom CT Old Supporting Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Yup. When someone grabs their chest and collapses, I invariably think "gall bladder". :messedup ;)
     
  8. GCDEF

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    There wasn't much we could have done. His wife was there and she went to the hospital with him.
     
  9. Gas-man

    Gas-man Unrepentant Massaganist

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    What song was it that did it anyhoo?

    (sorry, too soon?)
     
  10. GCDEF

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    My daughter asked the same question. When I told her, her response was "That's what you get for playing Nickelback".
     
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    Peace,
     
  12. chrisjw5

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    Glad he's OK, but talk about burying the lede.

    'Our singer grabs his chest and collapses. We got some replacements and finished ok.'

    [Banter]

    'BTW - he lived and should be fine'

    On a similar parallel....

    This is the official AP story from April 15, 1865 - supposedly about the shooting of the President.

    Good to know that Grant made his train and that the show was a crowd-pleaser before they get to the part about the President being shot - IN THE THIRD PARAGRAPH.

    I wonder what Mary was wearing?

    Did Lincoln have a snack?

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    WASHINGTON, APRIL 14 — President Lincoln and wife visited Ford's Theatre this evening for the purpose of witnessing the performance of 'The American Cousin.' It was announced in the papers that Gen. Grant would also be present, but that gentleman took the late train of cars for New Jersey.

    The theatre was densely crowded, and everybody seemed delighted with the scene before them. During the third act and while there was a temporary pause for one of the actors to enter, a sharp report of a pistol was heard, which merely attracted attention, but suggested nothing serious until a man rushed to the front of the President's box, waving a long dagger in his right hand, exclaiming, 'Sic semper tyrannis,' and immediately leaped from the box, which was in the second tier, to the stage beneath, and ran across to the opposite side, made his escape amid the bewilderment of the audience from the rear of the theatre, and mounted a horse and fled.

    The groans of Mrs. Lincoln first disclosed the fact that the President had been shot, when all present rose to their feet rushing towards the stage, many exclaiming, 'Hang him, hang him!' The excitement was of the wildest possible description...

    More...
     
  13. The Golden Boy

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    Now you have the responsibility to bring this up to your singer.

    This is how you remind him.
     
  14. ggwwbb

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    Now that's funny!! But seriously, its good to hear it wasn't a heart attack.....Hope all turns out well for him.
     
  15. Blackmoreguitar

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    Is the singer your friend? it sounds like you are pissed at the inconvenience he caused you. Were you not concerned or is there more to this than you are saying?
     
  16. Dr. Tweedbucket

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    Probably this one :cry:

    https://soundcloud.com/joe-bean/gall-bladder-sin


    Glad you guys got through it .... seriously, you must have gotten creative to have pulled that off! Best wishes for the singer (much better a gall bladder prob than heart attack)!
     
  17. GCDEF

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    Wildly incorrect assumptions and accusations on the first page. Well done.
     
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    In that case I apologise, but I was only responding to what you wrote, which came across, to me, as somewhat uncaring.
     
  19. Blackmoreguitar

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    No I didn't see that, and I already apologised to the OP.
     
  20. Blackmoreguitar

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    Thanks Elmiguel. I'm sorry I ever replied to this thread and hope the OPs singer friend is doing OK.
     

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