Randy Travis Collapses Onstage During Concert in Texas
Iconic country hitmaker Randy Travis reportedly collapsed onstage while performing at the Huguley Memorial Medical Center's 18th annual Crystal Heart Gala in Fort Worth, Texas on Sunday night. He was not taken to the hospital, and following some rest, is now doing well.
According to the Burleson Star, Travis was in the middle of performing his song 'Three Wooden Crosses' when he suddenly stopped and told the crowd, "My vocal chords are giving out on me." The band continued to play, but when the singer tried to join in on the chorus, he stumbled and then fell face forward onto the stage. Thankfully, many doctors were present at the Renaissance Worthington Hotel and were able to rush to his assistance. Eventually, Travis got up and gave a thumbs up to the audience before leaving the stage.
DFW.com checked in with Travis' tour manager, Jeff Davis, on Monday morning following the incident. He confirmed that the singer did collapse, but is doing just fine now. "He is all right," Davis said. "He had a bad reaction to some allergy medicine he took earlier in the day; it had some decongestant in it. The doctors said a cup of coffee and the decongestant combined [to cause the collapse], and it was one of those weird things. The doctors checked him out and he was fine. They examined him immediately and helped him how he needed to be helped. It was just very unfortunate timing."
An official statement later released by Travis' public relations group reiterated Davis' comments: "Mr. Travis was overcome by a combination of dehydration, over-the-counter allergy medications and caffeine use. This, combined with the heat of the stage lights, caused him to pass out.”