GLENN HUGHES Is 'Comfortable And Resting' After Cutting Christchurch Concert Short


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According to, Glenn Hughes was forced to cut his concert in Christchurch, New Zealand short, apparently due to some sort of medical emergency. The former DEEP PURPLE bassist/vocalist was performing at the city's Horncastle Arena on Tuesday night (September 26) and got through about three-quarters of the show when he "appeared to have some sort of medical event on stage," according to a Facebook post from concert attendee Nick King. Fellow concert-goer Graeme Pillidge told told NewstalkZB that Hughes had complained about having a cold throughout the performance and could no longer stand up. Another fan took to Twitter to thank Hughes for visiting Christchurch. "We hope you're feeling better soon!" Brent Doncliff wrote. "Come back to see us again." Hughes's tour publicist, Sandra Roberts, said she had spoken to promoter Simone Williams of promoters Liberty Stage who described the legendary 65-year-old rocker as "comfortable and resting" and receiving treatment. A decision will be made tomorrow regarding the remaining dates of Hughes's tour. He is scheduled to play in Wellington on Wednesday night and then conclude his New Zealand visit in Auckland. Hughes and his backing band — Jeff Kollman, Lachy Doley and Pontus Engborg — are in the middle of a tour of Australian and New Zealand, where they are revisiting some of DEEP PURPLE's best-known songs for the first time. Hughes played his last show with DEEP PURPLE in March 1976, three years after joining the band.

So the Glenn Hughes gig was cut short (about 3/4 through) as Glenn appeared to have some sort of medical event on stage during Getting Tighter. Hope he's okay.

Posted by Nick King on Tuesday, September 26, 2017

@glenn_hughes Thanks for coming to see us at Christchurch. We hope you're feeling better soon! Come back to see us again.

— Brent Doncliff (@BrentDoncliff) September 26, 2017

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