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27-Year-Old Australian Drummer Suffers ‘Stroke Symptoms’ Mid-Show and Taken to Hospital


Australian pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer abruptly stopped their Woodlands, Texas concert mid-show after drummer Ashton Irwin experienced “symptoms of a stroke” reportedly caused by heat exhaustion.

According to fans on TikTok, crew members carried the 27-year-old Australian musician off the stage after the band’s song “Lover of Mine.”

The band initially said they were taking a break, but a man informed fans the show was over afterward.

“Upon experiencing physical symptoms, Ashton was taken to a local hospital for tests and medical review,” the band wrote on its Instagram Story on Monday.

“As a result, it was advised Ashton had experienced extreme heat exhaustion. Thankfully and most importantly, he is feeling ok and recovering very well.”

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Irwin addressed the situation to fans on his Twitter page:

Newsweek noted:

They also apologized and advised ticketholders who were in attendance at the show would receive a direct email with more information as soon as possible.

The band also canceled a concert in Rogers, Arkansas on Thursday, June 29 following medical advice. The rescheduled date is July 26, which will be the last stop on the North American leg of their “Take My Hand” tour.


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