Country singer rushed to hospital after nearly collapsing onstage in Roanoke

Posted at 3:24 PM, Aug 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-17 15:27:05-04

ROANOKE, Va. — Country singer Drake White was rushed to the hospital after he almost collapsed on stage while performing in Virginia.

White was the opening act for Scotty McCreery at Elmwood Park in Roanoke.

A band member rushed to his aid after he stopped mid-performance when he felt lightheaded and couldn’t stand up, tour manager Andrew Stone told CNN affiliate WDBJ.

Stone told WDBJ the heat was likely a factor in the incident.

“He’s been going through medical procedures back in Nashville and it’s uncertain what the issue is right now,” Stone said.

White tweeted just after 10 p.m. Friday he was “sorry we had to cut it short tonight.”

“I’m getting checked out by some of Roanoke’s finest docs and will keep you posted,” White tweeted. “Thanks for your prayers and continued support. Love ya!”

White is on tour with McCreery, an “American Idol” winner.

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