Pennywise singer collapses on stage

The forthcoming Australian tour from long-serving punk band Pennywise appears to be in doubt, after lead singer Zoli Téglás (main pic, far left) collapsed on stage in Germany over the weekend.

Téglás, who replaced founding frontman Jim Lindberg in 2010, had been suffering back pain in lead up to the show. According to band's Facebook, Téglás collapsed several times on stage before being taken to hospital for emergency treatment.

Here's the screed:

The Pennywise shows with the Flatliners, in Hengelo and Schweinfurt are canceled.

Zoli was having back-pain throughout the tour, and at Full Force festival he collapsed on stage a few times during the set. He was taken to the emergency room where they said he needed an immediate operation, or risk the chance of paralysis. Needless to say we will have to cancel Hengelo and Schweinfurt, and hope for a quick recovery. We are very sorry we are forced to cancel these shows but Zolis health is our main focus right now....


Despite the severe nature of the collapse, the band has so far cancelled only two show of their international tour. Pennywise are due to play Australia in August.

PENNYWISE - AUSTRALIA 2012

Thursday 23rd August – Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta
Friday 24th August – Eatons Hill, Brisbane
Saturday 25th August – Roundhouse, Sydney
Sunday 26th August – Palace, Melbourne
Tuesday 28th August – HQ, Adelaide
Wednesday 29th August – Metro, Fremantle

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