Tone Loc collapsed on-stage, though his refusal of medical help suggest it may not be too serious
Grammy-winning rapper Tone Loc collapsed on Saturday night (March 16) during a show in Des Moines, Iowa. Loc then refused to go to hospital, according to reports.
The rapper – real name Anthony T. Smith - collapsed after finishing a song, causing the show to abruptly end. Fans were asked to leave. It still isn’t clear why he collapsed, as he hasn’t responded to any messages, but his refual to go to hospital, and the paramedics not insisting that he should, would suggest it’s not too serious. Loc, who is best known for his 1980s hits Funky Cold Medina and Wild Thing, collapsed and had a seizure during a 2009 concert in Pensacola, Fla. Authorities it was down to overheating. He also collapsed in 1995 while attending a Los Angeles Lakers game, and, like the latest collapse, the reason has was not given.
Tone Loc working the crowd
Once a member of the street gang the Crips, Loc came into his own as a rapper in the1980s, and in the 90s he received two Grammys in 1990 for Best New Artist and Best Rap Solo Performance. He has also turned his hand to acting, starring in more than a dozen movies, including Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” and Heat. Fans of his will be worried, though, as these collapses are becoming far to commonplace.
We here at Contactmusic.com send our best regards to Tone Loc - here's a quick recovery!