Brian Setzer Hospitalized Briefly, Will Perform as Scheduled
Grammy Award winner Brian Setzer was rushed to hospital during his sold-out concert in Albuquerque on Monday night. Brian Setzer was hospitalized for dehydration, high altitude sickness, and vertigo. According to Setzer's official website, he has "completely recovered and will perform tonight", Dec. 15, at the Dodge Theater in Phoenix, AZ.
RadarOnline reported that an eyewitness said, "He started his set at around 8pm and did three songs before he fell ill about twenty minutes in."
"Suddenly, he turned to his right and fell to his hands and knees before laying his guitar down on the stage and walking shakily away towards to right."
Brian Setzer will continue his tour as scheduled, heading West Coast. "The 7th Annual Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza" started November 20 in Detroit, and is expected to finish on December 29 in Snoqualmie, Washington.
Setzer rose to fame in the Eighties with retro-greaser group Stray Cats, whose hits include 'Rock This Town' and the 'Stray Cat Strut.' The second chapter of his career began years later when he formed the 'The Brian Setzer Orchestra.' With that group, he has earned a trio of Grammys ('Jump Jive An' Wail' was huge) and has been nominated seven times.