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Aslan singer Christy Dignam collapses at gig

Aslan singer Christy Dignam has been rushed to hospital after collapsing at a concert.

The Dublin singer fell ill at 10.50pm on Sunday night while performing with the band at a pub in Coolock, Dublin.



The band were halfway through their set when the singer collapsed.



He was immediately taken to Beaumont Hospital suffering a suspected stroke.



The band's Facebook page confirmed that "he had collapsed from exhaustion but he'll be okay". Band webpages were inundated with messages of support.



Fans had initially feared the worst after rumours circulated that he had suffered a heart attack. At one stage websites reported that the singer had died but this was quickly corrected.



The Dubliner, who is originally from Finglas, remained in hospital yesterday.



The 50-year-old has been married for over 20 years to Kathryn and has a daughter Kiera, grandson Cian and granddaughter Ava.



His 25-year career has been marred by his drug addiction.



Aslan split up in September 1988 but the band reformed in July 1993 for what was initially supposed to be a 'once-off gig' in Finglas.



Aslan are considered one of the country's most hard working bands.

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