Tim McGraw reportedly collapses onstage in Dublin Getty Images/Christopher Polk
Getty Images/Christopher Polk

Tim McGraw reportedly collapsed on stage Sunday night, March 11, during a concert in Dublin, Ireland, where he and wife Faith Hill were headlining the third night of the C2C Festival

A fan who was in the audience told Orlando, Florida, radio station WWKA (K92.3) that a medical team had to carry Tim off the stage after his collapse. The fan, Ben Johnston, told the station that the incident happened just after Tim performed “Humble and Kind.” After that song, Ben said Tim got “a massive standing ovation and the lights dimmed for the next song and we saw him walking across the stage and he just collapsed.”

Video from the show captured after the incident (watch it below) shows Faith back onstage with their band explaining to the audience, “We all have been a little bit dehydrated traveling so much, and [Tim’s] been super dehydrated. And I apologize, but I made the decision that he could not come back out onstage.”

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The audience applauded her announcement and broke into a chant of “Get well, Tim.”

Faith then appeared to struggle to come up with another song to close out the show, and after fielding a few audience requests (all Tim’s songs), she finally asked, “Do you guys like gospel music,” then sang a few lines of “What A Friend We Have In Jesus,” before ending the show.

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“Dublin, we’ll be back. I promise you we’ll be back,” she said.

Just prior to singing “Humble and Kind,” Tim sang “Shotgun Rider,” and appeared to be well, according to video shared by K92.3 listener Ben Johnston.

A spokesman for Tim confirmed to Cox Media Group’s National Content Desk that he was suffering from dehydration. “He was attended to by local medical staff on-site and will be fine,” the statement says. “He and Faith thank everyone for their love and support and look forward to seeing their Irish fans again soon.”


Other acts on the Sunday night festival bill were Kelsea Ballerini, Old Dominion and Brett Young.

Phyllis Stark is a Nashville-based entertainment journalist who has been reporting extensively on country music (and loving every moment of it) for more than two decades.
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