Tim McGraw collapses on stage in Ireland

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Country star Tim McGraw has collapsed on stage during a performance in Dublin on Sunday night.

The singer had just performed her single, successful, Humble and Polite when she sat down next to his keyboard player, then slumped to his knees as he walked off stage.

McGraw and his wife, the singer Faith Hill, then came out to tell the audience he could not continue with the performance.

“He was super dehydrated,” he said. “I apologize, but I made a decision that he can’t get back on the stage.”

After the audience sings “We love Tim”, Hill sang an a capella interpretation of What A Friend We have in Jesus, before the lights are turned on and the public was kicked out.

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McGraw, 50, was nearing the end of his set, when he was taken ill around 22:45 on Sunday night.

A member of the public Of the Crooks told the BBC the star collapse “was a bit of a shock”.

“I thought he was taking in the applause, while seated after the singing is Humble and Gentle,” he said.

“But when it was turned on a spotlight on him, he collapsed on his knees on the left side of the stage. The light was quickly switched off and you could see his crew to help him and the band rush.

“It was about 20 minutes before Faith Hill came out to say that the show was going to end soon.”

The concert, at Dublin, 3 Arena was the final date of a three-day, three-city tour in the UNITED kingdom and Ireland, as part of the Country to Country festival.

McGraw Hill and are co-headlining, and had played London on Friday night, and then, in Glasgow, on Saturday.

Hill said that all the crew had been left “a little dehydrated” from “travel so much”.

A spokesperson for McGraw said the star “was edited by the local medical personnel, on-site and all will be well”.

“Him and the Faith to thank everyone for their love and support, and are eager to see their Irish fans again soon.”

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Recently, McGraw made the news for being one of the few mainstream country artists to voice support for gun control.

On March 3, he praised the US sporting goods store, Dick’s, after it raised the minimum age for anyone to buy weapons or ammunition to 21 years of age.

“Thank you @Dicks for taking a stand to promote a debate that is significant for the safety of our children”. McGraw has written on Twitter, tagging other major retailers including wal-mart, Kroger, and LL Bean.

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