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©AP/ Dan McCafferty
© AP/ Dan McCafferty
Nazareth frontman collapses onstage

Nazareth had to halt a gig in Canada on Tuesday after frontman Dan McCafferty collapsed just seconds into the band's first number.

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The Scottish rockers, who had a '70s hit with "Love Hurts," had just opened their set at the Cranbrook Curling Centre in British Columbia when the singer passed out and was dragged offstage to receive medical attention.

The group had to abandon the show.

Concert promoter Isaac Hockley reveals the 66-year-old was having lung problems and struggling to get enough air, but he tells local publication Cranbrook Daily Townsman the star is now in a "stable" condition.

The fate of the band's current North American tour is unknown. There has been no update about the gigs or McCafferty's condition on the band's official website.

The latest drama follows reports the veteran rockers were on the verge of splitting up -- speculation founder member Pete Agnew has dismissed.

In a recent statement the bass player said, "This is, of course, a load of rubbish, and I don't know where these clowns get their stories from."

Jul 13, 2013 9:23AM
when do rockers hand up their rock 'n roll shoes?  the rolling stones seem to think it's in their '90's.  I  wouldn't be surprised to see mick jagger have a heart attack on stage.  I am friends with pat benatar and her husband and guitarist neil giraldo.  since they never got into the drug life style, but led a normal family life, their longevity will supersede others.  they still look very young, just got a picture from them the other day.
Jul 13, 2013 9:03AM

Send a telegram today

Tomorrow you'll be on your way....

Jul 13, 2013 8:24AM
He passed out from the shock of reality. Geezer rock at a friggin curling center. That's about one step below the lounge at a Holiday Inn...
Jul 13, 2013 7:00AM

35 years I've watched you rock the planet. Please..Take a rest till you can atleast breathe a little better Dan. We don't want to loose you now that you got er made in the shade!


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