Greg Page, The Wiggles’ original yellow Wiggle is in hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest during last night’s much looked forward to over 18s bushfire benefit gig.
The Sydney gig was sold out with all proceeds being donated to the Australian Red Cross and wildlife support organisation WIRES.
Greg lives with the condition orthostatic intolerance which is a disorder that affects blood flow and it’s thought that this has contributed to his upsetting collapse.
“As has been reported, our friend Greg Page suffered a cardiac arrest at the end of the bushfire relief performance and was taken to hospital. He has had a procedure and is now recovering in hospital. We appreciate your kind messages and concern,” The Wiggles explained in a statement posted to social media earlier today.
Prior to falling ill, Greg was seen singing and dancing as normal on stage with his Wiggles bandmates. He collapsed near the end of the show, which was being live-streamed at the time.
“Thank you everybody. Thanks for coming to support all of those wonderful people doing all that great work for everyone,” Greg says, smiling and waving to the audience.
Collapsed and rushed to hospital
He then walks toward the side of the stage and collapses as support crew run to help him, pulling a curtain for privacy.
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Red Wiggle Murray Cook then returns to the stage to clue the audience in on what’s happening.
“Guys I think we’re going to end it there. Greg’s not feeling real well. I think he’s going to be OK but he’s not feeling real well so I don’t think we can go on with another song,” Murray tells the audience.
As has been reported, our friend Greg Page suffered a cardiac arrest at the end of the bushfire relief performance and…
A short time later the band return to sing Hot Potato and Greg is rushed to hospital.
“We’re going to sing it for Greg and hope he gets better real quick,” OG Wiggle Anthony Field told the crowd.
“A NSW Ambulance spokeswoman said a 48-year-old man was taken from Castle Hill RSL to Westmead Hospital in a serious but stable condition on Friday night,” The Age reports.
There’s no further news on Greg’s condition as yet.
Update: At the end of the show this evening there was a medical incident off stage involving Greg Page. Medics were…
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A backstage moment… The skivvies are unpacked (and ready for an iron) and then ready to rock with the original Wiggle line up tonight! Doors open in an hour! We're raising some much needed funds for bushfire relief here in Aus. The shows are sold out but there is still a way you can donate to bushfire relief and watch the show in the comfort of your own home! Click the link in our bio to register to stream the show live! It's $9.95 AUD to stream with all proceeds going to The Australian Red Cross and WIRES. All streaming details can be found with the link in our bio! And yes- you can watch it on demand, too! #TheWiggles #ReunionShow #OGLineUp #Streaming