Ex-Deep Purple frontman cut short New Zealand show after apparent “medical event”
By David Sands
September 28, 2017
Glenn Hughes fans couldn’t help but feel a little concerned earlier this week when the man known as the Voice of Rock cut a New Zealand performance short due to what were perceived to be some health-related issues. And the incident becomes even more worrisome when his past heart problems are taken into consideration.
The Black Country Communion bassist and vocalist has been touring Australia and New Zealand for a series of performances playing classic material from his former band Deep Purple. On Tuesday (Sept. 26) about an hour and 45 minutes into a two hour set in Christchurch, Zealand, Hughes was helped offstage by paramedics in what eyewitness Nick King described “appeared to have some sort of medical event.”
Happily Hughes now reports he’s feeling much better, tweeting yesterday (Sept. 27): “Now in Wellington for my show tonight. Had dehydration last night. Sorry I couldn’t make the Full show. Thx for your loving messages ✌️ & ❤️.”
Those sentiments were echoed by Hughes’ tour publicist, Sandra Roberts, who said in a statement he “has been given a clean bill of health and the all clear to continue his New Zealand tour.”
Hughes seems to be back on track now and is touring again, with the next stop being Melbourne, Australia on Sept. 29.
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