Sunday, July 29, 2012
MINISTRY's Al Jourgensen Collapses During A Concert In Paris; Band Statement Available!
After much speculation, the band’s management has issued an official statement regarding the situation and Jourgensen’s current condition.
"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, sh– happens and the sh– hit the fan for me last night."
Following the cancelled L’Etaples France Rock en Stock Festival performance, the next date scheduled for Ministry is July 31 in Switzerland. Check out all the remaining Ministry tour dates here.
European DeFibrillaTouR (remaining tour dates):
7/29/2012 Etaple, France @ Rock en Stock Festival (MINISTRY will not be able to perform)
7/31/2012 Luzern, Switzerland @ Konzerthaus Schurr
8/2/2012 Pniewy, Poland @ Woodstock Open Air
8/4/2012 Wacken, Germany @ Wacken Open Air
8/6/2012 Munich, Germany @ Backstagewerk
8/8/2012 Budapest, Hungary @ Sziget Festival
8/9/2012 Czech Republic @ Brutal Assault Festival
8/11/2012 Moscow, Russia @ Moscow Arena
8/12/2012 St. Petersburg, Russia @ Glav Club
Tickets for Ministry's 2012 DeFibrillaTouR are on sale now at this location.
Ministry's Official Site