News: Update: Tone Loc Recovering After Concert Seizure, Released From Hospital

Friday, May 29, 2009 3:00PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Rapper Tone Loc has reportedly checked out of a Florida hospital after collapsing at a concert earlier today (May 29).

Loc was released from a hospital hours following the incident.

Tone was released on Friday after collapsing during an outdoor concert in Florida, officials said. Colleen Kirsch, spokeswoman for Gulf Breeze Hospital, said Friday afternoon that Tone Loc had been treated at the hospital and released. The rapper's manager, Bobby Bessone with B.A.M. Management/Entertainment Artists Agency, said flight delays and heat contributed to the collapse. He said the rapper is recovering. (Associated Press)

The incident took place in northern Florida earlier this morning.

Rapper Tone Loc, best known for hits in the late 80s including this one and "Funky Cold Medina," collapsed early this morning and lost consciousness during a concert at Capt'n Fun Beach Club on Pensacola Beach, Florida. (KNX News Radio)

Tone reportedly complained about the heat during his performance.

Fans and medical personnel sprung into action early this morning when rapper Tone Loc suddenly collapsed and lost consciousness in the middle of a concert in Florida. Moments after complaining about the heat and humidity in Pensacola Beach, the "Wild Thing" singer suddenly went down so hard -- he busted open his elbow and bled all over his shirt. (TMZ)

The venue is known for having fairly hot weather.

The open-air club on the Portofino Boardwalk is subject to weather conditions, which included temperatures in the low 80s and humidity of about 87 percent, according to weather reports not unusual for this time of year. Based on a visual estimate, the club was filled to about two-thirds of its capacity at the time of the performance. (PNJ News)

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