Nazareth Singer Suffers Stroke Onstage
Nazareth singer Dan McCafferty was rushed to the hospital last Saturday (Aug. 24) after experiencing shortness of breath while performing in Switzerland. It’s since been determined the veteran vocalist suffered a stroke.
As reported by Classic Rock, the incident marks the second time in two months McCafferty has experienced breathing problems during a performance. The first incident occurred on July 9 in Cranbrook, Canada, when the singer collapsed just 30 seconds into the band’s opening song. An associate of the group told Classic Rock, “Dan is alright, but I think we will not see more [tour dates].”
McCafferty’s health woes come in the midst of sessions for Nazareth’s 24th studio album. A list of gigs on the band’s home page has been removed.