Whether old school or new school, rappers must start taking their health more seriously. Last night, Tone Loc collapsed on stage at an event called the Bridge Bash in Iowa.
According to various reports, Loc had finished a song during his show in Des Moines, IA when he collapsed. The Des Moines Register says Loc was attended to for five minutes on stage before the audience was asked to leave.
It is unclear what his condition is now.
This isn’t the first time Loc has taken a nose-dive mid-concert. In 2009 he was rushed to a Florida hospital after collapsing on stage and in 2011 he was hospitalized in Atlanta for exhaustion after another mid-rap fall.
Then in June 2012 he collapsed on stage from his manager said was heat exhaustion. And in August 2012 he suffered from an apparent seizure while watching a comedy show. His manager attributed that episode to food poisoning.
Loc once told police who suspected him of DUI that he simply had a seizure behind the wheel.
As you probably know, the “Wild Thing” rapper isn’t the only artist to have a serious health scare this week. Lil Wayne has been all over the news thanks to another visit to the hospital so serious that reports initially said the YMCMB rapper was on the brink of death.
At this point, health insurance should be the priority for any and all rappers. Just saying.