Machine Head Guitarist Talks About Collapsing on Stage
Phil — who suffers from a rare condition called cardiogenic syncope (which means that the heart sometimes fails to pump enough blood to the brain, resulting in the sufferer blacking out) — wrote in a July 27 message, "Saturday's episode was different than the previous. I felt it before we went on and probably should've gotten oxygen before 'Halo'. Three of the four [onstage] collapses have happened during that song.
"This run has been the most grueling traveling that we've done in a looooong time and I'm fairly confident that my condition had nothing to do with this [most recent collapse]. - more on this story
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