Matthew Good collapses on stage in Edmonton
Fans of B.C. rock musician Matthew Good took to social media on Tuesday night to offer their thoughts and prayers to the 46-year-old after he collapsed onstage while performing at Edmonton’s Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.
A tweet posted to Good’s Twitter account confirmed the singer had been taken to hospital.
“Matt’s been under the weather recently, but still wanted to go on with the show,” the Tweet reads. “Unfortunately he couldn’t carry on with the performance, and as a precautionary measure he has been taken to the hospital. We’ll keep everyone updated.”
A statement released Wednesday morning said Good had been dealing with pneumonia before Tuesday night’s concert.
Watch below: Canadian musician Matthew Good collapsed on stage while performing in Edmonton on Tuesday night and a concertgoer who was just a few rows away said “everything just came to a halt” afterwards.
A video was posted to Instagram on Tuesday night that showed Good slumped over as he was carried off stage.
Another video shot by a concertgoer shows Our Lady Peace singer Raine Maida address the crowd after Good collapsed. Maida told the crowd that Good collapsed due to pneumonia.
“[Matthew Good] wanted to do the show and he tried to do it and you saw what happened,” Maida told the crowd before encouraging them to applaud for the “Hello Time Bomb” singer.
Watch below: Canadian rocker Matthew Good collapsed on stage while performing in Edmonton on Tuesday night. He was on tour with Our Lady Peace. The singer of that band, Raine Maida, spoke to the crowd after the incident unfolded.
Don Amero was one of the hundreds of concertgoers in attendance Tuesday night. From his seat in the sixth row from the stage, he told Global News he was shocked by what he saw.
“We were just sort of like in awe that we just sort of saw this happen in real life,” Amero said. “I haven’t been to many Matthew [Good] concerts so I wasn’t sure what the vibe was, but he seemed a little off to me… things just didn’t seem right and then about four songs in, he just collapsed on the stage.
“Everything came to a halt and the stage crew came to his side right away and carried him off the stage. He didn’t even get up on his own feet.”
Amero said that midway through Our Lady Peace’s set, Maida told the crowd he was texting Good.
Then, a few songs later, Maida told the crowd that Good had responded with a sense of humour, saying, “he blames the drummer for playing too fast.”
“Clearly he wasn’t in the shape to be on the stage,” Amero added.
Tuesday marked the second night that Good was to perform in Edmonton along with Canadian rock heavyweights Our Lady Peace.
The Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium declined comment on the incident. Global News has reached out to the agency that represents Good for more information.
Good and Our Lady Peace are currently on a cross-country tour that began in St. John’s, N.L. earlier this month.
The acts released a statement that their concert at the CN Centre in Prince George, B.C. has been rescheduled from Wednesday to Thursday to allow Good an extra day to rest and recover.
The statement said all tickets purchased for Wednesday’s concert will be valid on Thursday. Additionally, anyone who bought tickets for the Prince George concert but can’t attend Thursday’s show will have their tickets refunded.
-With files from The Canadian Press
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