December 24, 2011 13:02
Shack's Mick Head hospitalised after falling offstage at addiction benefit gig
Singer was said to be 'worse for wear' at Liverpool show
The concert, organised by charity Action On Addiction, which aims to educate, prevent, and treat addiction, was part of a pre-Christmas event.
According to the Liverpool Echo, paramedics were called after Head began slurring his words and then tripped off the side of the stage.
"When he began to slur his words on stage, a number of us made a quick decision to ask him to come off stage," event organiser and Action On Addiction head of service Jacquie Johnston-Lynch is quoted as saying. "But then the other members of the band went on to support him, so we let him carry on."
Mick was intensively supported before the gig, but unfortunately during it clearly became worse for wear. The crowd were clearly upset watching their musical hero begin to slur his words, but nonetheless they continued to cheer and applaud. The rest of the band were in the audience and got up to support him.
Reports say that a member of the charity's staff, as well as Head's daughter, were with the singer in the ambulance.
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