The Exploited Forced To Cancel Europe

Scottish punk band The Exploited was forced to pull its European tour after singer Wattie Buchan suffered a heart attack on stage in Portugal Feb. 20.

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of The Exploited, in 2007. 

The act was playing with Hatebreed and Napalm Death on what’s the Tour Of Chaos, when 57-year-old Buchan fell unconscious at Lisbon’s Republica Da Musica venue.

He was immediately taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The East Kilbride band has canceled all gigs until at least May.

A band spokesman said: “We are sorry to say that due to a severe illness that Wattie can’t continue with the tour. He will be in hospital for at least a week. “Thanks for all the get well messages.” Hundreds of fans from across the world have taken to social media sites to wish Buchan a speedy recovery.