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Chuck Berry Collapses At Chicago Concert Due To Exhaustion

Chuck Berry is recovering at home in St. Louis, after falling during a concert in Chicago on Saturday.

The 84-year-old musician slumped over an accompanist's keyboard in the midst of his performance.

He was helped off stage before he attempted to resume the show for a packed house about 15 minutes later, but, unable to continue, was taken off again to be checked by paramedics.

The rock and roll legend finally returned to the stage thirty minutes later to thank fans who hoped the show would continue and left using an abbreviated version of his signature "duck walk."

Berry declined to go to the hospital and signed a medical release form before leaving the theater in his limousine.

He had performed two shows in New York City the night before.

"All I know is he felt faint, he felt weak, and I was told to call 911," Michael Petryshyn, the concert's promoter, tells the 'Chicago Tribune'. "Obviously, something was off. Fifteen minutes into the set it went from fine to something wasn't right. He was starting songs mid-song, playing 15 seconds of a song."

See Chuck Berry's duck walk exit below:

January 3, 2011 |




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