Tuesday, September 23, 2008

No way, no Mogwai

Nasty scare following Mogwai's All Tomorrow's Parties set in New York: Martin Bulloch was rushed off to hospital with his pacemaker gone all wonky; the band have cancelled their slate of US dates and Martin has issued a statement:

"I was taken into hospital last night almost immediately after the show at ATP. I've been having some problems with my pacemaker for the duration of the tour and it unfortunately culminated in me being sent to the emergency room. The doctors there initially thought i would have to have corrective surgery at a larger hospital nearer NYC but i have been given the all clear to travel home on the understanding that i go straight to my cardiologist on arrival back in Scotland.

Tbh, i'm really bummed about having to go home and feel for the folk who had bought tickets for our upcoming shows but i can honestly say it would be almost impossible for me to carry on at this point as my pacemaker has broken skin and the surrounding area has become infected."

Presumably the American doctors assumed Scottish hospitals were much more familiar in dealing with dodgy hearts.

Get well soon, Martin.

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