Tim McGraw is one of the biggest stars in country music, winning numerous Grammys, CMAs, Academy Of Country Music Awards, Billboard Awards, People’s Choice Awards, American Music Awards – basically, if it could be won in the category of “Country Music,” McGraw’s won it. He’s also starred on the silver screen in blockbusters like Friday Night Lights and The Blind Side as well as a slew of other films. McGraw is incredibly talented and at 50 years old, he’s in great shape with no signs of slowing down. Unless his wife has something to say about it.
McGraw has been married to another star of the genre Faith Hill since 1996 and they have three children. The couple definitely puts the “power” in power couple as Hill has taken home her own arsenal of awards, dozens in fact, including five Grammys. She’s also crossed over and found success in mainstream airwaves, but double duty doesn’t stop for Hill in the studio.
McGraw and Hill frequently go on tour together and play festivals all around the world, when their private lives allow it. The duo is slated to begin their 29-city Soul2Soul tour in the United States on May 31 in Richmond, Virginia. Before their U.S. tour kicked off, the couple was across the pond over the weekend with McGraw performing at several venues in a short amount of time.
McGraw and Hill were co-headlining at C2C: Country To Country Festival – a three-day, three-city country music festival when the megastar had a scary moment that caused fans to panic and his wife to hit the stage to explain what happened to the concerned crowd.
On Friday night, McGraw performed in London, followed by a show in Glasgow on Saturday. Sunday’s venue was Dublin’s 3 Arena when McGraw collapsed on stage.
Del Crookes was at the show in Ireland and recounted to the BBC what was seen from the audience, which left everyone in “a bit of a shock”.
“I thought he was taking in the applause while sitting down after singing Humble and Kind,” Crookes began. “But when a spotlight was switched on him, he was slumped on his knees on the left hand side of the stage. The light was quickly turned off and you could see his crew helping him off – and the band ran over as well.”
About 20 minutes later, Hill walked out onto the stage to reassure the crowd that her husband would be okay but would not continue with his set.
“He’s been super dehydrated. I apologize, but I made the decision that he cannot come back out on stage,” she announced. The crowd was clearly relieved and began chanting “We love Tim!” before Hill sang an a capella rendition of “What A Friend We Have in Jesus” and the lights came on and the crowd was ushered out.
A spokesman for McGraw said he “was attended to by local medical staff on-site and will be fine. He and Faith thank everyone for their love and support and look forward to seeing their Irish fans again soon.”
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