The Wiggles’ original lead singer Greg Page has been rushed to hospital after collapsing on stage during a reunion concert for bushfire relief.
Paramedics attended to the beloved performer, rushing to his side after the concert was abruptly stopped and curtains were drawn before a crowd of stunned fans in Sydney.
A NSW Ambulance spokesman said paramedics were called to the venue following reports a 48-year-old man had suffered a cardiac arrest.
A statement on the Wiggles Twitter page, posted at 8.20pm, said Page was receiving medical treatment.
He was understood to be in a serious but stable condition.
Original red Wiggle Murray Cook returned to the stage to reveal Page needed medical attention.
“Greg’s not feeling real well, I think he’s going to be OK but he’s not feeling real well so I don’t think we can go on with another song,” he said.
A while later, the rest of the band returned to sing Hot Potato for Greg.
“(We) hope he gets better real quick,” blue Wiggle Anthony Field said.
Loving fans were quick to express their concerns on social media.
“I don’t care if the second show is cancelled, I just hope Greg’s alright,” one fan tweeted.
Page turned 48-years-old on January 16.
Page has suffered from fainting spells and chronic fatigue in the past, and hung up his yellow skivvy in 2006 after being diagnosed with a condition called orthostatic intolerance, according to the Herald Sun.
The condition left him unable to perform and walking with the aid of cane, though he went on to briefly return to the group.
It leads to problems with blood flow, blood pressure and heart rate when the person moves to an upright position.
Symptoms usually go away after sitting or lying down.
Tonight’s sold-out show was the first time the original members had performed together since 2012.
Anthony Field, Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt and Page were scheduled to play at the Castle Hill RSL on Saturday night, with all proceeds going directly to the Red Cross and WIRES.
Tonight’s concert was live-streamed.
Page’s successor, yellow Wiggle Emma Watkins, is currently performing in a show as part of the Sydney Festival where she uses Auslan to help deaf children access theatre.