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.
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.
Hey friends- sorry we had to cut it short tonight. 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!
— Drake White (@DrakeWhite) August 17, 2019
“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.
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.
Country Star Drake White Rushed to Hospital After Nearly Collapsing on Stage in Virginia https://t.co/83X7QexoyN
— People (@people) August 17, 2019
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.