Spank Rock cancels New York show due to hospitalisation

He's still in hospital near Coachella

Spank Rock
Spank Rock has been forced to pull out of a scheduled gig in New York tomorrow night (May 2), as he remains in a Palm Springs hospital recovering from an operation.

The MC, whose real name is Naeem Juwan Hanks missed his slot at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival last weekend when he was admitted to the emergency room twice, and subsequently underwent surgery,

A statement from Spank Rock’s management says:

Naeem Juwan Hanks (aka MC Spank Rock) experienced a serious sudden ailment that resulted in his inability to perform at Coachella this past weekend and will cause him to have to cancel his Studio B rooftop performance in NYC this week. While in Indio, at the Coachella Music festival, he had to endure two emergency room visits (one hour before his set time) that eventually resulted in an actual operation on Monday and he now remains in Palm Springs to recover from this unexpected surgery. Our love and well wishes go his way and our thanks to involved industry peers and fans for their understanding and support.”

He was slated to join Brazilian Girls, The Rub, Chester French, Roxy Cottontail and 88-Keys at the launch of Studio B’s new rooftop venue in Greenpoint, Brooklyn tomorrow night.

--By our New York staff.
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