The Exploited frontman Wattie Buchan collapsed onstage at a present on Saturday (December tenth) in Colombia and was rushed to the hospital after a suspected coronary heart assault.
As seen within the video clips under, the legendary Scottish punk singer, who’s 65 years outdated and has a historical past of coronary heart issues, started clutching his chest and fell to his knees because the band performed “Military Life.” Based on a press release from the band, the singer had been attempting to play by it earlier than finally collapsing. A lot of the viewers stayed on the venue till studying that Buchan was OK.
A spokesperson for The Exploited issued the next assertion to STV Information:
“The final gig in Colombia, Wattie had one other suspected coronary heart assault. He tried enjoying on however needed to really cease a few songs till he finally collapsed. He bought taken away to hospital in an ambulance however over 900 folks refused to go away the venue till he heard he was alright.”
The band later posted its personal assertion on social media whereas asserting the cancellation of all remaining 2022 reveals on account of Wattie’s well being:
“[On] December tenth, 2022 throughout the finish of the set Wattie collapsed on stage in Bogota, COL and was rushed into hospital by ambulance. Fortunately Wattie is feeling higher now and is resting in a resort in Bogota. … Resulting from physician’s orders all remaining reveals for 2022 have been cancelled. We apologize to the followers, promoters and everybody affected by this example. Thanks for understanding. Additionally our London present on the sixteenth December will even be cancelled as soon as once more we’re sorry about this however Wattie is exhausted and advised to cancel all up coming gigs for this 12 months.”
Buchan had beforehand suffered a coronary heart assault in 2014 whereas performing in Lisbon, Portugal. He underwent quadruple bypass coronary heart surgical procedure at the moment.
“I assumed I wouldn’t have the ability to do gigs anymore, so I’m simply glad I can nonetheless do gigs,” Buchan later mentioned (through “I In all probability Hate Your Band”).
Right here’s wishing Wattie Buchan a robust restoration and hopes to see him again onstage in 2023. Watch footage of the incident within the YouTube clips under.