Tim McGraw Collapses During Ireland Concert Due to Dehydration
"Tim McGraw was suffering from dehydration in Dublin this evening at the C2C show. He was attended to by local medical staff on-site and will be fine," the singer's rep told PEOPLE in a statement
McGraw’s rep told PEOPLE in a statement, “Tim McGraw was suffering from dehydration in Dublin this evening at the C2C show. He was attended to by local medical staff on-site and will be fine.”
“He and [wife Faith Hill] thank everyone for their love and support and look forward to seeing their Irish fans again soon,” the statement continued.
The 50-year-old country singer dropped to his knees after singing his song “Humble & Kind” at the concert, attendee Stephen Sweeney tells PEOPLE.
“As the song ended he sat down on the drummer’s platform as if he was taking in the audience reaction. The lights went down and a few seconds passed when we heard a thump, like the microphone dropped to the floor. Then the lights flashed on and we could see Tim kneeling on the left-hand side of the stage. Two people ran on and carried him off stage.”
Hill, who was also booked to perform at the festival, appeared on the stage approximately 20-30 minutes later to tell fans that her husband was suffering from dehydration and would not be returning. A fan account shared a video of the moment to Instagram.
Fans were quick to send their well-wishes to McGraw via Twitter.
“Faith Hill and Tim McGraw were awesome in Dublin tonight!” one concertgoer wrote. “Tim had a bad bout of dehydration and needed some care, thank God he was OK. What a trooper, to do so much when feeling so poorly. A spectacular show with a sad ending, but Faith came out and ended the show with grace.”
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McGraw and Hill, 50, were participating in the three-night country music festival with multiple stops. The couple performed Friday in London, England, and Saturday in Glasgow, Scotland, before Sunday night’s show in Dublin.
The couple is next scheduled to bring their joint Soul2Soul tour to Richmond, Virginia, on May 31.
- Reporting by SARAH MICHAUD and NICOLE SANDS