Country Singer Drake White Rushed to the Hospital After Almost Collapsing Onstage

Country Singer Drake White Rushed to the Hospital After Almost Collapsing Onstage
Drake White attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on June 6, 2018. (Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)

Country singer Drake White was rushed to the hospital after he almost collapsed on stage while performing in Virginia.

White was the opening act for Scotty McCreery at Elmwood Park in Roanoke.

He stopped mid-performance when he felt lightheaded and couldn’t stand up, tour manager Andrew Stone told CNN affiliate WDBJ.

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Drake White performs during the 2018 CMA Music Festival on June 8, 2018. (Erika Goldring/Getty Images)

White had been on stage for about 15 minutes when the incident happened, a source told People.

A band member rushed to his aid, WDBJ reported.

“Hey friends- sorry we had to cut it short tonight,” White wrote on Twitter later.

“I’m getting checked out by some of Roanoke’s finest docs and will keep you posted. Thanks for your prayers and continued support. Love ya!”

White is on tour with McCreery, an “American Idol” winner.

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Scotty McCreery arrives for the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 7, 2019. (Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images)

White started singing at the youth choir, “First Baptist Church of Hokes Bluff,” after his parents asked him to join the choir.

His career as a country star started years ago after he played the opening act with his band—”The Big Fire”—for several big-name artists, including Eric Church and Luke Bryan, as well as Little Big Town and Zac Brown Band, People reported.

White’s Tour Schedule

According to the singer’s website, he will be touring across the United States until the end of September.

After finishing his U.S. tour, he is expected to travel to Australia for another five performances.

White will return from Australia to the United States in October, where he will be performing another 10 concerts before ending his tour. His last concert is scheduled in Nebraska on Nov. 16.

The CNN Wire contributed to this article.

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