Bob Weir Collapses On Stage Thursday Night

Furthur’s nine-night residency at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, N.Y., wrapped Thursday with a show that included Bob Weir collapsing on stage with his guitar. He finished playing the song “Unbroken Chain” sitting in a chair and then exited the stage for the rest of the gig.

A YouTube video from the April 25 performance shows Weir leaning to his left before falling over. Furthur kept on playing after Weir’s tumble while the crew helped the former Grateful Dead member up and got him a chair.

According to the Marin Independent Journal, the whole band left the stage after it finished playing “Unbroken Chain” and then returned to finish the show without Weir.

The Journal says bassist Phil Lesh told the crowd “Weir was suffering from a strained shoulder.”

Fan site has collected reports from fans who were at the show.

“Weir limped onto the stage at the start of the evening, and played a less than stellar first set, but things really fell apart during the second set of the night,” writes. “The first sign of a major problem was when Weir fumbled through ‘Eyes of the World’ and ‘Uncle John’s Band’ and was uneasy on his feet, and after having trouble playing together with the band, it was reported that the crew unplugged his guitar, and at one point, Lesh and John Kadlecek walked off the stage.”

Furthur’s next gig is scheduled April 27 at the Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall. Pollstar contacted the venue which confirmed Saturday’s show is still on. The band’s agent was not available for comment about Weir’s condition or the tour’s status.