Montgomery Gentry’s Eddie Montgomery says he’s recuperating and feeling fine after collapsing onstage Saturday night (September 24th) in Garnett, Kansas, countering claims that he suffered a heart attack.
Performing with duo partner Troy Gentry as part of Garnett’s Cornstalk Concert on the Hill, Montgomery apparently began experiencing the effects of dehydration and passed out in the middle of the show. Medics already on the scene quickly helped the singer regain consciousness and walk off stage, and although worries quickly spread that Montgomery had suffered a heart attack, the band took to Twitter to say otherwise.
“There are false reports floating around that Eddie had a heart attack last night. NOT TRUE,” says Montgomery Gentry’s official account. “He was dehydrated and returned to the stage.”
Reports from the concert suggest Gentry continued on while Montgomery recovered backstage, before eventually returning to finish the show. The rumors of a heart attack may have started when fans began posting on social media about the incident as it was happening.
Later on, Montgomery and his wife Jennifer posted a photo to confirm that he’s OK.
“Eddie and Jennifer send their regards from Key West and thanks for all of the prayers and well wishes,” reads the message. “And he’s drinking plenty of H20!”
The duo will continue its tour schedule with dates at fairs, festivals, theaters and the Grand Ole Opry on the books through November 19th in Champaign, Illinois.