US industrial metallers Ministry have cancelled tonight's scheduled performance at L'Étaples Rock en Stock festival in France because frontman Al Jourgensen had to be hospitalized yesterday after collapsing at a show in Paris.

The following statement was released: "Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen collapsed on-stage during the live Ministry performance and was rushed to hospital via ambulance where he was examined by numerous physicians 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. Doctors confirm via blood tests conducted that Jourgensen's alcohol blood levels were well below normal and no narcotics were found in his system. As a result, Ministry has cancelled today's appearance at the L'Etaples France Rock en Stock Festival in order to allow Mr. Jourgensen a few days rest to recuperate and receive additional medical attention in Switzerland. Jourgensen fully intends to complete the remaining shows on the Ministry DeFiBriLlaTouR European leg."

"Jourgensen extends his most sincere apologies to his devoted Parisian fans who displayed so much love, respect and concern for him before and after the Ministry show. Says Jourgensen: '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."


Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Ministry
 
Posted: 29.07.2012 by BloodTears



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Lit. - 29.07.2012 at 21:09  
Poor Al. Hope he feels better.
Kub - 29.07.2012 at 21:52  
"Alcohol blood levels were well below normal"? What does it even mean? Does Al normally have aclohol in his blood?...
Troy Killjoy - 29.07.2012 at 22:28  
Call me a cynic, but I wouldn't be surprised at all if that bit about him being clean is bullshit. Not that I hope for people to relapse - but it just seems odd to put so much emphasis on it like that, as if they're avoiding some sort of confession. It's not their place to say whether he collapsed due to narcotic/alcohol abuse, so they're just playing it safe for now with this news bit.
Opethian - 30.07.2012 at 00:24  
Blah Blah Blah
Rulatore - 30.07.2012 at 03:34  
Just like jupitreas said
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Biggest Disappointment: Ministry reuniting. I wouldn't be surprised if Al dies during the upcoming tour.
Big-Al - 30.07.2012 at 09:43  
Written by Kub on 29.07.2012 at 21:52

"Alcohol blood levels were well below normal"? What does it even mean? Does Al normally have aclohol in his blood?...

red wine.

But yeah, poor al, poor band and poor fans...
corrupt - 30.07.2012 at 15:53  
I was afraid for a moment they would cancel the Wacken show this weekend too. That would be a major downer.

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