Argentine rocker hospitalized

June 11th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS  

Buenos Aires, June 11 (IANS/EFE) Argentine rocker Charly Garcia was admitted early Sunday to a hospital in Cordoba, a city in central Argentina, after suffering health problems at a concert he was giving.

The 60-year-old musician fainted onstage at Cordoba’s Superdomo Orfeo, where he was giving a recital, and he was given first aid in his dressing room, the government news agency Telam reported Sunday.

His band told the public that Garcia had suffered a bout of low blood pressure and that he would shortly return to the stage, but after about 40 minutes of first aid he was taken to the Modelo Cardiology Institute in Cordoba, located 800 km north of Buenos Aires.

The artist’s blood pressure was actually spiking upward when he entered the hospital, the director of the medical center, Jose Sala, said.

Garcia is “stable, fine, lucid and is cooperating with the doctors”, Sala told the Todo Noticias television channel, which broadcasts from Buenos Aires.

The rocker returned to the stage in 2009 after undergoing treatment to break his addiction to drugs.

–IANS/EFE
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