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Tim McGraw Doing Fine After He Collapses in Ireland


Tim McGraw collapsed on stage during a performance in Dublin on Sunday night. The show, at Dublin’s 3 Arena was the final date of a three-day, three-city tour of the UK and Ireland, as part of the Country to Country (C2C) festival.

The singer had just performed his hit single “Humble and Kind” when he sat down near his keyboard player, then slumped to his knees as he walked off stage.

McGraw’s wife, singer Faith Hill, later came out to tell the audience he could not continue with the performance.

“He’s been super dehydrated,” she said. “I apologize, but I made the decision that he cannot come back out on stage.”

Hill then sang an a capella rendition of “What A Friend We Have in Jesus,” before the lights came up and the audience was ushered out. (watch the video below)

Audience member Del Crookes told the BBC the star’s collapse “was a bit of a shock”.

“I thought he was taking in the applause while sitting down after singing Humble and Kind,” he said.

“But when a spotlight was switched on him, he was slumped on his knees on the left hand side of the stage. The light was quickly turned off and you could see his crew helping him off – and the band ran over as well.

A spokesman for McGraw said the star “was attended to by local medical staff on-site and will be fine”.

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