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Ministry's Al Jourgensen Hospitalized After Collapsing On Stage

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Ministry has posted the following message online about Al Jourgensen being hospitalized after an on-stage incident:

"Ministry Front man Al Jourgensen collapsed on-stage during the live Ministry performance and was rushed to hospital via ambulance where he was examined by numerous physicians and diagnosed to have had a full-system collapse due to extreme dehydration and heat exhaustion intensified by the lack of ventilation on stage at the venue. Doctors confirm via blood tests conducted that Jourgensen’s alcohol blood levels were well below normal and no narcotics were found in his system. As a result, Ministry has cancelled today’s appearance at the L’Etaples France Rock en Stock Festival in order to allow Mr. Jourgensen a few days rest to recuperate and receive additional medical attention in Switzerland. Jourgensen fully intends to complete the remaining shows on the Ministry DeFiBriLlaTouR European leg."

Jourgensen extends his most sincere apologies to his devoted Parisian fans who displayed so much love, respect and concern for him before and after the Ministry show. Says Jourgensen: “I will make it up to you, somehow. I love Paris, I love the Parisian people. I’m so sorry …but, shit happens and the shit hit the fan for me last night.”

Ministry has been performing in support of new album "Relapse" (reviewed here), and you can also check out our show report of the band playing at the Tuska Open Air Festival.

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1. goatlady writes:

"Jourgensen’s alcohol blood levels were well below normal" - normal for whom? Normal for Jourgensen? Normal for your average alcoholic?

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2. Son of a Binch writes:

What a bummer.

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3. killingtime writes:

With the latest release being dubbed "Relapse" I'll be you can guess what my first thought was....

*air guitars* Pro-Pain's 'The Beast is Back'.

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4. 96Thrasher writes:

Ministry was kick a$$ for most their career. The last few albums have been a flat line tho. Hate to hear health problems but I hope this was momentary.

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