Friday, July 23, 2010

Billy Corgan Knocks Himself Unconscious - Finishes The Show

It has been a rough week for singers. Earlier in the week Pink took a header in Germany and had to go to the hospital. Last night, Billy Corgan collapsed and fainted and was briefly unconscious. Despite this, and feeling like a rat in a cage, he was revived and then finished the show.

It happens about 20 seconds in. In case you can't watch the video, let me describe it for you.

People singing along to Bullet With Butterfly Wings. Then the music kicks in, the lights go crazy, your eyes feel like they are on overload and you begin to shake uncontrollably. Just when you say to yourself that Billy better get to the collapsing soon, you see him playing his guitar, take a step back, and then go boom.

11 comments:

The Real Icecat said...

Oh how I used to adore the Pumpkins...

RocketQueen said...

Great song.

sunnyside1213 said...

What a trooper. The show must go on.

Ms.Leigh said...

had to watch it twice to really catch it, but dang that didn't look good for him. i'm loving seeing real performers taking hits for their fans and keep going when they don't have to. that is real rock n roll. glad he's ok!

jax said...

but why?? you left out the most important tidbit! why did he pass the fuck out??

Becki said...

I wonder if the strobe lights made him pass out. If you have a history of epilepsy they can throw you into a seizure. A lot of times people will not know they epileptic and they will have their first seizure because of the strobes.And those strobe lights were really going too in that video.
And not all seizures are the convulsive kind. He could have had a Petit-Mal seziure.

Julie said...

i used to love the pumpkins.
Billy Pumpkinhead has since ruined the integrity of them by being a douchebag and better than thou, not to mention a misogynist.

jess said...

Epilepsy was my first tought but then why didn't it happened before or has it happened before?

Mooshki said...

LOL at the description of the vid, Enty. I don't have epilepsy and those lights almost gave me a seizure!!!

The Nightmare Child said...

Serves your ass right, Billy.


Stay out of Chicago. We've disowned you.

shakey said...

Holy shit! He BOUNCED BACK! Boiiiingggg!!!