Originally Posted by larryace
Speaking of illness....The bass player in my main band had a mild heart attack on stage last night. He had to stop playing. He was sweating like a madman, pulse racing, with what he said felt like a huge weight on his chest. We laid him down in a car outside, gave him a few aspirins to chew and called for help. He was taken by ambulance to a hospital 5 minutes away where they heart cathed him, and in 2 hours they had stents in. Luckily he is OK today. It was at my weekly open mic hosting thing and there were other guys to cover him. That was a first.
Terrible :( Been there, done that, got the shirt. Never happened to me on stage, in fact, that episode in my life is what brought me back to drumming. The thinking was, "I'd better take up the drums again whist I still can!" Being given the paddles on stage must be such a dance floor killer ;) Knowing my luck, if that did happen, our lighting guys would time the strobes perfectly for maximum effect :)