Ministry front man Al Jourgensen collapsed on-stage during a gig at The Bataclan, Paris yesterday (Sat 28th) evening.
The news reached us via the Ministry website. Jourgensen was rushed by ambulance to hospital where he was subsequently examined,and diagnosed to have had a ‘full-system collapse’ due to extreme dehydration and heat exhaustion intensified by the lack of ventilation on stage at the venue. Part way through the gig Al Jourgensen was seen to stumble to the left of the stage and collapse in the arms of Angelina Jourgensen (his wife and manager).
Jourgensen has in the past been famous for his ingestion of both alcohol and narcotics – In case you wondered if he was intoxicated; blood tests showed that Jourgensen’s alcohol blood levels were well below normal and no narcotics were found in his system.
As a result, Ministry have cancelled today’s (Sun 29th) appearance at the L’Etaples France Rock en Stock Festival in order to allow Jourgensen few days rest to recuperate and receive additional medical attention in Switzerland.
According to his spokesperson Jourgensen fully intends to complete the remaining shows on the Ministry DeFiBriLlaTouR European leg.
In a press statement Jourgensen extends his most sincere apologies to his Parisian fans… “I will make it up to you, somehow. I love Paris, I love the Parisian people. I’m so sorry, but shit happens and the shit hit the fan for me last night.” said Jourgensen.