Yellow Wiggle collapses at bushfire relief concert

Brenda Watkins
January 17, 2020

The Wiggles singer Greg Page is recovering after going into cardiac arrest at the group's concert.

Page didn't appear to show signs of distress during the performance. singing and dancing before he collapsed.

Australian kiddie band The Wiggles' original lead singer, Greg Pace, collapsed on stage Friday while performing at a reunion concert to raise money for bushfire relief. "Medics were called immediately and he was taken to hospital where he is receiving treatment", The Wiggles wrote on Twitter.

The performer's health issues first began in December 2005 and he was forced to withdraw from the group's 2006 United States tour after fainting spells, slurred speech, fatigue, and trembling. "He has had a procedure and is now recovering in hospital".

A NSW Ambulance spokesperson said paramedics were called to the RSL around 10pm following reports a 48-year-old man had gone into cardiac arrest, according to reports. "Just knowing that what I had had a name, and it wasn't terminal, and it could be treated was wonderful", Page said at the time.

"(We) hope he gets better real quick", blue Wiggle Anthony Field said.

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The Yellow Wiggle of the much-loved four-piece group was taken to hospital after the incident, the group said.

He was forced to retire from the group after being diagnosed with the disorder orthostatic intolerance.

The group's Twitter account confirmed that Greg Page suffered a "medical incident" at the end of the show.

Page, the original Yellow Wiggle, left The Wiggles in 2006 due to health issues but returned in 2012.

The original Wiggles, Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt and Anthony Field joined Page at the concert, marking the first time the original line-up performed together since 2012.

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