George Lynch x-Dokken collapses at show in Vegas!
The following was reported on Blabbermouth this morning.
GEORGE LYNCH Rushed To Hospital After Reportedly Collapsing At Las Vegas Show – Apr. 22, 2006
According to a couple of eyewitness reports from last night’s (April 21) GEORGE LYNCH show in Las Vegas, Nevada, the former DOKKEN guitarist was rushed to the hospital after taking ill 30 minutes into his band’s performance at the Empire Ballroom. The following report was submitted to BLABBERMOUTH.NET by Robert Beaudette of RobertSellsLasVegas.com:
"It’s 2AM in Las Vegas, Friday night, April 21. I just got home from the George Lynch show at the Empire Ballroom, where Lynch and bandmates Vinny Appice, Marten Andersson, and singer Andrew Freeman were in great form for all of 30 minutes. The band left the stage for a drum solo, after which a club rep announced from the stage that Lynch had taken ill and was unable to continue. Right before exiting the stage, he appeared FINE, laughing and smiling with his band.
"I rushed outside to beat the crowd to the valet, where minutes later an ambulance and firetruck arrived on the scene, and Lynch, now naked for some reason and strapped to a gurney, was hustled into the ambulance. His bandmates and a few fans were gathered around, obviously concerned and in shock. Lynch’s eyes were closed on the stretcher, and a person apparently in the band’s crew said the guitarist was unconcious before the paramedics arrived.
"Friends called local rock radio station KOMP 92.3 for an update, no news available yet…"
More information as it becomes available.
And this update from his management.
Management: GEORGE LYNCH Was ‘Dehydrated’, Will Perform At DALLAS GUITAR FESTIVAL – Apr. 22, 2006
George Lynch’s (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) management has released a statement regarding the guitarist’s current condition after he was reportedly rushed to hospital last night after taking ill 30 minutes into his band’s performance at the Empire Ballroom. The statement from Novi Entertainment reads as follows:
"First, we want to thank everyone for their concern. George is resting and will be performing at the Dallas guitar show [The Dallas International Guitar Festival] as scheduled on Sunday [April 23]. George apperently was dehydrated after a long drive through the desert then performing and his body just ‘shut down.’ He was examined at a Las Vegas hospital, treated and released. Thanks again to everyone for your concern!"
The GEORGE LYNCH GROUP recently performed a marathon 26 shows in 30 days, including taking part in a much-talked-about skit on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno".
Joining Lynch in his current touring band are lead vocalist Andrew Freeman, drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO) and bassist Marten Andersson (LIZZY BORDEN, STARWOOD).
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