Leonard Cohen Collapses on Stage During Show (W/ Video)

September 21, 2009

Legendary singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen is recovering after collapsing on stage Friday during a concert in Spain.

The 75-year-old music veteran was performing “Bird On A Wire” at Valencia Luis Puig Velodromo when he unexpectedly collapsed at the end of the song.

According to the BBC, a spokesperson confirmed that Cohen was taken to the hospital as a precaution, but he has since been released. It is also being reported that Leonard fainted due to food poisoning.

We wish Leonard all the best and a speeding recovery. Coincidentally, today is also Mr. Cohen’s birthday.

Here’s the video of the incident:


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