During a Saturday night concert gig in Des Moines, Iowa, the 47-year-old hip-hop star, whose actual name is Anthony TerrellSmith,passed out. Police asked fans at the concert venue to leave. When paramedics arrived on the scene, the performer felt he did not have to be hospitalized and refused to accompany them to a medical facility.
Watch footage of Tone Loc’s collapse here:
Loc has been passing out on stage since around 2009. Most recently in June of last year, the Grammy Award-winning rapper whose memorable hits, “Wild Thing” and “Funky Cold Medina,” have remained favorites throughout the years, collapsed during an Austin, Texas, performance. The reason given at the time of the performer’s sudden fainting spell was that the temperature was too hot. Loc was given some cool water to revive himself, and moments later, he resumed his obligation. At the time, concert attendees were reportedly taken aback by the fact that Loc wound up performing the exact same song he had done prior to his fainting spell.
Then, last August, while Loc was attending a comedy charity event at L.A.’s famed Laugh Factory, he experienced what was described as a seizure. Loc was reportedly sitting in the audience, when witnesses stated that he began flailing in his seat. Loc’s uncontrolled movements were reportedly followed by his collapsing to the floor and gasping for air. Loc was aided by some patrons who offered him cold water and patted his brow. When the ambulance arrived, he chose again not to accompany the paramedics. The incident was chalked up to his having consumed some “bad food,” according to his handlers.