A SINGER COLLAPSES ONSTAGE

Jason Perry falls ill three songs in at the band's Birmingham show...

A frontman JASON PERRY collapsed onstage in BIRMINGHAM last night (November 24), bringing the show to a temporary halt and requiring medical attention at the end of the show.

The singer felt ill three songs into the Birmingham Academy show. Doubled up in pain he was led from the stage, but returned 20 minutes later. He sat down for the final part of the show.

A doctor who treated him backstage initially thought the frontman had gallstones. A hospital examination today (November 25) discovered Perry had a bowel infection.

No shows on the band’s Inner City Sumo tour will be cancelled. It will pick up again in Bristol Academy tomorrow night (November 26), before moving to:

Southampton Guildhall (27)

Norwich UEA (28)

London Brixton Academy (29)

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