Portland punk legends Dead Moon were forced to cut their Saturday afternoon set at Seattle's Bumbershoot festival short after singer-guitarist Fred Cole collapsed onstage.
The members of Dead Moon, which reunited in 2014, have been ravaged by health problems recently. Last March, Cole underwent emergency heart bypass surgery. Drummer Andrew Loomis is currently battling lymphoma, among other maladies; Pierced Arrows' Kelly Halliburton has been filling in for him at recent gigs.
Here is the full statement from the Pierced Arrows page on Cole's condition:
Hey everyone - so some news from the Dead Moon show at Bumpershoot today is going to start popping up online. Fred Cole collapsed on stage and had to be taken to the hospital. We just got word from Toody that he has stabilized and is now coherent again. It's some heart complications. Keep him in your thoughts please. I'll update once we know more.