Drummer Graham Hopkins had a seizure on stage last night during Dolores O’Riordan’s show in Los Angeles.
The rest of Dolores O’Riordan’s tour may be canceled, although we are waiting for an official announcement. Update 9:08 PM EST: Looks like tonight’s San Francisco show will go on as scheduled. Dolores’s crew is unpacking at the venue and a queue is forming in front of the hall. (Thanks Sue and Anna.)
New Zombie wrote on the Zombieguide Forums,
I just got back. I seriously thought the drummer (Graham Hopkins, I think) was going to die. It was not a pretty sight and it was not a fun night…I hope he makes a full recovery. There is no replacement drummer. Refunds will be issued at the point of purchase (yes for LA too as she only got through about 3-4 songs).
The rest of the tour is CANCELLED (not postponed) and an announcement to that effect will be made tomorrow.
The drummer had a seizure right on stage. They killed the lights and lowered a screen. He had to be taken by ambulance to the hospital after what seemed like 20 minutes of medical treatment while he was laying on stage.
To let everyone know, my wife and I were there at the concert in LA tonight. To clarify the account posted on Perez Hilton’s site, Dolores wasn’t screaming, she was calmly asking for the lights to be turned down and then an ambulance. There was no chaos, and we didn’t see any police, only the ambulance she asked for. Sunset was not shut down either. I applaud everyone at the event for handling the situation as best they could, there was never a threat to ours or anyone’s safety. The Perez Hilton comment posted is totally blown out of proportion. We hope and pray the drummer is ok, by the way his name is Graham Hopkins and he is a renowned Irish drummer who has played with many bands in the past. In light of the news that the rest of the tour is probably cancelled, we wish the band the best and look forward to their next visit in LA, which hopefully is in the near future.
For those that haven’t had a chance to meet him, Graham is a wonderful and all-around awesome guy, and we hope he gets better as soon as possible.