Tim McGraw is making headlines since he collapsed onstage during a concert in Dublin, Ireland on Sunday night.
McGraw, 50, dropped to his knees when he had just finished singing “Humble & Kind” and took a seat. The country music superstar’s wife Faith Hill later told the crowd on his behalf, “He’s been super dehydrated.” She continued, “I apologize, but I made the decision that he cannot come back out onstage.”
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The crowd then chanted in response “We love Tim.” Hill also performed a capella rendition of “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.”
An eyewitness told E! News, “It was close to the end of the concert. The lights went off and you could see him fall, then he was on his knees.” The eyewitness went on to say, “Shortly after, there was an announcement that there was a medical issue and to be patient. Another 10-15 minutes later, Faith and the band came out altogether and said Tim was very dehydrated. The crowd was chanting, ‘Get well, Tim!’ She then sang a song and it was all over.”
Another eyewitness told E! News that multiple band’s members and crew immediately rushed onstage in order to help McGraw and took him offstage. “The crowd was really worried, like, ‘What just happened?'” the eyewitness said. McGraw’s wife Hill “didn’t seem that worried or distracted” while singing a few lines from the gospel song. “And that was it,” adding, “The concert was cut short.”
One person from the audience named Del Crooks told the BBC, McGraw’s collapse is “a bit of a shock.” He went on to say, “I thought he was taking in the applause while sitting down after singing ‘Humble and Kind.’ But when a spotlight was switched on him, he was slumped on his knees on the left hand side of the stage. The light was quickly turned off and you could see his crew helping him off—and the band ran over as well.” He added that Hill ended the concert within about 20 minutes.