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The Canadian singer has suffered a cut of digestion
New dates will be studied to resume the show in Valencia
Updated Friday 18/09/2009 22:06
The singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, 75, has suffered a blackout Friday during development of the concert held at the Velodrome Luis Puig in Valencia. Apparently, a court is behind the faint digestion, which has obliged to suspend the action around 2250 hours.
Guitarist Javier Mas, who has accompanied the musician throughout the tour, has been entrusted to reassure the 6,000 spectators who filled the hall. The public has paid homage to their idol with a standing ovation.
The incident occurred when only half an hour had elapsed since he stepped on stage during the fourth song, 'Bird on the wire'. According to several witnesses, Cohen has lost his balance initially incorporated to grab an electric guitar. However, it has come to plow into the ground thanks to the help of showgirls.
The final collapse took place, however, moments later, when it seemed recovered from the first outbreak of fainting. Until then I had only played three themes of integrity, 'Dance Me to the End of Love', 'The Future' and 'Is not no cure for love'.
The health services were in the compound have responded immediately to the singer, who has moved to the backstage by several members of his team. For nearly 50 minutes, the public has waited patiently for news about Cohen.
The information has come at last voice of one of his guitarists, Javier Mas. Under the Aragonese musician, suffered a cut of digestion and vomiting, but their situation is not serious. After thanking the outpouring of support from the spectators Valencia has further expressed their desire to return to the city to complete its action. In the coming days might know the new date.
The Valencia was the ninth and penultimate concert of his tour in Spain, which ends on September 21 in Barcelona. Cohen came to the capital today after playing Turia Bilbao on Thursday. Previously visited León, Palma, Vigo, Girona, Madrid, Granada and Zaragoza.
Leonard Cohen collapses on stage in Spain
By h.b. - Sep 19, 2009 - 12:00 AM
Leonard Cohen shortly before he collapsed in the Luis Puig Velodrome in Valencia - EFE
It happened during the fourth song of the night during a concert in Valencia.
Canadian Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen collapsed on stage at the Luis Puig centre in Valencia on Friday night.
The 74 year old was singing ‘Bird on a Wire’, the fourth song of the night at about 10,10pm, when he rapidly fell to the floor. He was carried off stage by members of the band and backstage crew. A statement saying that he would not be continuing was given to the crowd at 11pm. 20 minutos reports that a spokesman said he had a digestive problem, and although he was well the concert would not continue.
An ambulance had been called to the scene, but it appears the singer was atended to by medical staff inside the concert hall.
The concert was his penultimate one in his tour of Spain, which began on August 11 in León. He had just one more concert set for Barcelona on Monday.
Press reports say that he was obliged to tour because of his financial situation. Four years ago he accused his agent in a missing five million dollars.
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