The management team for Ministry claim the band’s frontman, Al Jourgensen, is in the hospital in France.
And no, drugs and alcohol have nothing to do with it, contrary to rumors that were making the rounds…informed rumors based on Al’s past.
“[On Saturday] July 28, 2012 [in] Paris [at] 9:05 p.m. Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen collapsed onstage during the live Ministry performance and was rushed to hospital via ambulance where he was examined by numerous physicians and diagnosed to have had a full-system collapse due to extreme dehydration and heat exhaustion intensified by the lack of ventilation on stage at the venue,” says the press release.
“Doctors confirm via blood tests conducted that Jourgensen’s alcohol blood levels were well below normal and no narcotics were found in his system,” says the release.
That’s fucked up…when your publicist basically has to tell people you weren’t drunk or drugged up at the time of a medical emergency.
“As a result, Ministry has cancelled today’s appearance at the L’Etaples, France Rock En Stock festival in order to allow Mr. Jourgensen a few days rest to recuperate and receive additional medical attention in Switzerland. Jourgensen fully intends to complete the remaining shows on the Ministry ‘DeFiBriLlaTouR’ European leg.
“Jourgensen extends his most sincere apologies to his devoted Parisian fans who displayed so much love, respect and concern for him before and after the Ministry show.”
Al says he loves “the Parisian people” and will make up the show somehow.
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