The band finish show an hour early as Mick gets sick.
Attendees at Fleetwood Mac's Nebraska show on Saturday (January 17th 2015) were left disappointed when the band were forced to leave the stage an hour early as Mick was suddenly taken ill.
Drummer Mick Fleetwood falls ill in Nebraska
The band cancelled their latest gig mid-show at the weekend due to drummer Mick Fleetwood having to take time out to profusely throw up backstage as they played at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln. 14,000 people had shown up expecting two and a half hours of their favourite Mac tunes and ended up leaving after just ninety minutes when they failed to continue without their drummer.
'Mick is really sick', singer Stevie Nicks reportedly told the bewildered audience.'We feel terrible, but we can't really make him play. Give us a minute, and we'll figure out what to do.' They subsequently proceeded to wrap up the gig with two more songs; 'Go Your Own Way' (during which a drums technician took over from Mick) and 'Songbird' featuring Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham.
It's only the second show from their ironically named 'On With the Show' tour, so it can hardly be exhaustion that has caused Mick to fall ill. However, perhaps this is a band that are really getting too old for extensive major tours. In 2013, they were initially forced to postpone the Australia leg of their world tour when bassist John McVie was diagnosed with cancer.
Our fingers are crossed that Mick is back in action soon, as Fleetwood Mac are scheduled to tour around the world until mid-July. Their next show is scheduled for the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan tomorrow (January 20th 2015).