[b]Gavin Rossdale[/b] blacks out as he walks offstage during US tour...

BUSH singer GAVIN ROSSDALE had to be given oxygen after collapsing within seconds of leaving the stage on the band's current US tour.

The band had just finished playing their encore at the Central Michigan University on Thursday (April 13), when Rossdale collapsed and fell into the arms of his security officer.

Rossdale was taken backstage by security guards, where he remained unconscious for approximately one minute. On regaining consciousness, the singer then refused to go to hospital, and instead was given oxygen for approximately twenty minutes.

A spokesperson for Bush told nme.com that Rossdale was now feeling: "much better" following the incident. She added that it was unclear why he collapsed, as the singer was not dehydrated, was feeling no flu symptoms and had never blacked out before. He will now undertake a series of tests to establish what happened, although no date has been finalised for the tests.

Bush are currently on a US college tour with Moby, which continues through to the end of April. None of the other dates on the tour have been affected.

This latest incident comes only weeks after the band finished a calamitous tour of the UK. Guitarist Nigel Pulsford fractured his ankle after falling off the stage whilst performing a gig at the Norwich UEA on March 7, and their March tour was originally rescheduled from the previous November, when the band postponed their entire tour because of "unforseen promotional demands on the band's time."

On the rearranged dates not only did Pulsford fracture his ankle, but the Manchester and Norwich legs had to be rearranged for a second time, due to problems with Gavin Rossdale's throat.

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