Steve Harwell started having trouble breathing at the soundcheck in Memphis on Thursday night

September 3, 2017

Smash Mouth frontman Steve Harwell had to cancel the band’s show in Memphis, Tenn. on Thursday night, August 31 and a few other dates. During soundcheck at the venue in Memphis the singer had trouble breathing, TMZ reports. He was rushed to the hospital in an Uber taxi right from the soundcheck. Luckily, Harwell’s situation “was not an emergency situation”, and he is now stable, writes Billboard.

Harwell suffers from cardiomyopathy, a heart condition making it difficult for the heart to to deliver blood to the body. The singer has been living with cardiomyopathy for two years, TMZ reveals.

“Whenever he is not feeling great we take precautionary measures just to make sure everything is OK, especially while he is on the road touring,” Harwell’s manager told Billboard. “The doctor is running some tests but he appears to be just fine and intends to resume the tour.”

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A few hours later an update was published by the band, saying: “Doing better folks!” Several shows were postponed but the new, rescheduled dates have not been announced yet.

However, judging by Smash Mouth’s latest Facebook update as of September 3 “we’re performing on Friday Sept 15”, the singer seems to be ready to go on.

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