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Sunday June 10, 2012

Argentine Rocker Charly Garcia Raced to Hospital Mid-concert

Argentine Rocker Charly Garcia Raced to Hospital Mid-concert

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Argentine rocker Charly Garcia was admitted early Sunday to a hospital in Cordoba, a city in central Argentina, after suffering health problems at a concert he was giving.

The 60-year-old musician fainted onstage at Cordoba’s Superdomo Orfeo, where he was giving a recital on Saturday evening, and he was given first aid in his dressing room, the government news agency Telam reported Sunday.

His band told the public that Garcia had suffered a bout of low blood pressure and that he would shortly return to the stage, but after about 40 minutes of first aid he was taken to the Modelo Cardiology Institute in Cordoba, located 800 kilometers (about 500 miles) north of Buenos Aires.

The artist’s blood pressure was actually spiking upward when he entered the hospital, the director of the medical center, Jose Sala, said.

Garcia is “stable, fine, lucid and is cooperating with the doctors,” Sala told the Todo Noticias television channel, which broadcasts from Buenos Aires.

The musician could be released on Monday if the various tests performed on him by the medical personnel are positive, Sala said.

“I love Cordoba very much,” Charly said on Friday, when he was named an illustrious citizen of that city.

The rocker returned to the stage in 2009 after undergoing treatment to break his addiction to drugs.